Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Day with Paula Kluth

The 2013 Accessible Communities Education Series
Creating Communities that Work for Everyone

Sponsored by The Ability Center, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities,
The Toledo/Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, and State Support Team - Region 1

A Day with Paula Kluth
February 27, 2013
Park Inn Hotel
101 North Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604

Who Should Attend: Educators, Administrators, Parents and others interested in Inclusive Strategies and Successful Outcomes.

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Welcome

9 a.m. “Dwelling in Possibility”: The Values, Beliefs & Habits of Inclusive Schools
This session is inspired by the words of celebrated poet, Emily Dickinson, who wrote,“I dwell in possibility.” In this session, Dickinson's reflection will be applied to our work ininclusive schools. The history and current state of inclusive schooling will be explored. Dr. Kluth will also discuss a vision for the future of this social justice movement and specifically what beliefs, values, and practices associated with inclusion will help educators succeed in educating, challenging, motivating, and supporting all learners.

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. “A Land We Can Share”: Access to the Literate Community for ALL
Come and learn about how we can give all students - including those with significant Disabilities - access to the literate community. Dr. Kluth will explore how many learnershave been excluded from literacy experiences that are inclusive, rich and challenging. Participants will also learn some strategies for including and supporting students with disabilities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. Ideas for enhancing skills in comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary will be highlighted.

3 p.m. Wrap Up ** Certificates of attendance available – 4 contact hours for the day

Space is limited, register today!
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2013.
Limit of 250 people.To register or to receive direct information on our Education Series visit abilitycenter.org.

Should you require immediate information or alternate format, email Amy Kerchevall at: akerchevall@abilitycenter.org  or call 419.885.5733 or toll-free at 866.885.5733.

Info about special accommodations, directions, and parking is on the registration page.

The Series is free and open to all interested individuals. Please join us as we endeavor to build communities that work for everyone.

Skating Party!

COSBA Skating Party
Sunday, January 27, 2013
2 - 4 p.m.
345 McGill Street
Sunbury, Ohio 43074

All COSBA Families, kids with Spina Bifida, siblings, and close friends are welcome, and wheelchairs and walkers are welcome on the floor!

Skate rental is free, courtesy of COSBA.

Pizza, cupcakes, soda, and water will be provided.

RSVP to Jennifer Przeracki at (614) 354-1273 or jprzeracki@hotmail.com