ALL IN! Including Students with Down Syndrome in 

Pre-K through 12 Schools

A One Day Virtual Inclusive Extravaganza


Sponsored by:

Facilitated by: Dr. Julie Causton & Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak


This one-day virtual event is for:

  • parents of children and students with Down syndrome
  • entire teams of educators who want to learn to create more inclusive classrooms
  • those serving students PreK-12th grade



  • This is a livestream event
  • You can attend from anywhere in the world through your computer, mobile device, or smartphone
  • We’ll be using the ZOOM app


  • For an investment of $129 you have front row seats to the live sessions 
  • You will also have lifetime access to recordings of all the sessions and can replay your favorites any time

Schedule for November 19th

*Please note, the schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be posted on a landing page/web page at least one week before the event. The landing page will be the “homebase” for the event. 


Meet your guides

Dr. Julie Causton

Julie Causton is founder and CEO of Inclusive Schooling. She is a former Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. She has spent the past 20 years studying best practices for inclusive education and as a former elementary, middle and high school special education teacher herself, she knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students. She is an educational consultant and works with administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and families across the country to help them promote and improve inclusive practices. Her dynamic presentations focus on engaging ways to educate all students within the context of general education. Julie is the author of many books about inclusive education and she has published articles in over thirty educational research and practitioner journals. She lives in Manlius, NY with her two adorable children, dogs, and three cats. 

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontzcak

An accomplished author, sought-after consultant, and educator’s educator, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak spent 16 years as a tenured professor in Higher Education at Kent State University before leaving to lead a {r}evolution in early childhood education. Through comprehensive classes, thought-provoking keynote addresses, and practical resources for teachers, she’s guiding adult professionals who work with our youngest students toward developing their emotional intelligence, reclaiming children’s right to learn through play and reimagining more inclusive classrooms. She has written six textbooks, two workbooks, and the AEPS curricular system, served as past President of the International Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, and spent over 50,000 hours teaching adults best practices in early childhood care and education in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore. It’s all part of her effort to build kinder, more inclusive, and more creative classrooms-and therefore, a better world.


Inclusive Schools for All Live Session: Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak will kick off the day with an upbeat and energizing welcome that provides the “why” behind inclusion as well as the “how.” Over 20 ways teams can work to create more inclusive schools will be shared.

On-Demand Sessions: Pick topics you are interested in and learn at your own pace. For example you can choose to learn from others with Down syndrome about how they were able to thrive in school and in life-inclusively. You can also choose from sessions created by family members, lawyers, teachers, and administrators.

Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior Live Breakout Sessions: Do you have a child in your life who can challenge you? These two segments on behavior are meant to give you the support, skills, and strategies to move from behavior to belonging. Julie and Kristie will help you with not only your mindset about behavior, but also share very useful tips and tricks for helping each situation become a win-win.

From Behavior to Belonging: Dr. Julie Causton presents a new way to view behavior in the inclusive setting. Rather than a traditional approach, she shares effective behavioral strategies grounded in a foundation of love and respect.

Stress Detectives and Safe Harbors: Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak presents a framework for ensuring secure attachments and helping children learn how to self-regulate. Strategies for supporting children who are neurodiverse and how to ensure all children feel safe, seen, and soothed will be shared.

How to Advocate for Inclusion Live Session: Special Education Lawyer Pat Radel shares legal myths of inclusion for both families and educators.

Your Schools IQ- Inclusion Quotient Closing Session: Here we reveal a new metric when looking at schools to help them become even more inclusive. Instead of focusing on a students IQ- let’s reframe this work and look at the school’s IQ (inclusion quotient).

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