Here you can find the recorded presentations from our 2022 Virtual Annual Conference held on March 16th, 2022.
True Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities and/or Special Health Care Needs
The how, when, & why to making inclusion work for you and your family.
When Academics Become a Barrier to Inclusion
Dr. Kate MacLeod
Kate is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Maine at Farmington and a charter member of Maine Coalition for Inclusive Education. A former high school special education teacher in New York City, she has expertise working with adolescent students with complex support needs. She is an educational consultant who works with schools and families to create more inclusive practices for all. Her research is focused on best practices for the inclusion for students with complex support needs and understanding the culture of inclusive schools.
When Behavior Becomes a Barrier to Inclusion
Courtney is the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative coordinator with the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine. Courtney is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience teaching elementary education and special education. Before joining the faculty at UMaine, she spent years as district level behavior consult.
All About Assistive Technology
Jessi Wright, MaineCITE
MaineCITE is the Maine Department of Education’s program designed to help make assistive technology more available to Maine children, adults and seniors who need them. Assistive Technology (A.T.) is any device, piece of equipment or product that makes it easier for someone with a disability to live more independently and safely, work at a job, learn in school, get about their community or pursue play and leisure.