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Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
& Dr. Julie Causton

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Dr. Julie Causton

MAGICAL INCLUSION EXPERT
PROLIFIC AUTHOR
KEYNOTE STORYTELLER

A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

INCLUSION THOUGHT LEADER
EDUCATORS’ EDUCATOR
FIERCE PLAY ADVOCATE

A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.

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Neurodiversity Affirming Inclusive Education

Session featuring Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti Frontczak – The essence of inclusive and neurodiversity affirming schools and classrooms,

Identifying common barriers to neurodiversity affirming spaces, and empowering families and educators to contribute to the creation of a neurodiverse and disability-affirming community.
This interactive and engaging presentation promises to make the journey towards a more inclusive and supportive educational environment not only informative but also enjoyable for participants.

Big Ideas: 

  1. The essence of inclusive and neurodiversity affirming schools and classrooms,

  2. Identifying common barriers to neurodiversity affirming spaces, and
  3. Empowering families and educators to contribute to the creation of a neurodiverse and disability-affirming community.

Resources

  • Definition of Inclusion [pdf] [pdf in Spanish]- click here to download the definition in multiple languages and formats
  • How to Become a Circle Maker [video– 5:20]

Research on Inclusive Education (click to access all the resources)

  • SWIFT Education Center website hub where research is summarized [link]
    • SWIFT Education Center Benefits of Inclusion summary [pdf]
  • Summary of research on inclusive education – fast facts [DRIVE doc]
  • What Does the Research Say About Inclusive Education Wrightslaw blog [link]
  • Does Self-Contained SPED Deliver on its Promises [article]
  • A Landmark Study Strikes a Resounding Note for Inclusion Edutopia blog [link]
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education [link]
  • Article for families about research and law [pdf]

Bonus Resources

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS we no longer accept that separate classrooms, separate schools, and separate lives are in the best interest of any student. Separating peoplevby ability disadvantages everyone. Belonging is a human need. Our educational system, practices, and spaces, need to be reimagined.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS every student is valued because of their strengths, gifts, and even challenges. As disability is simply… diversity. Everyone benefits from meaningful participation and opportunities to learn grade level content with diverse peers. We must trust that all students come to us as incredible whole people who do not need to be fixed.

Our bite-sized trainings provide you with knowledge about transformational inclusive education concepts and easy access to tools and resources for implementation.
 
We are creating more Mini-Bytes all the time!

Inclusion & The Law-Myths & Realities (click to access resources)

Presenter: Pat Radel, Esq.

Key PPT slides with 10 myths [pdf]

Capturing Your Learning handout [pdf]

Related Handouts/Resources

  • Long list of supplemental aids, supports, and services [pdf]
  • Pre-K Teach and Play Podcast episodes with Pat Radel [link]

The Circle Maker Series