DSI Annual Conference

We are excited to announce that our 2021 DSI Annual Conference will feature Dr. Paula Kluth! 

Inclusion:  5 Things Every Parent, Educator & Advocate Should Know

If you ever wonder about the “whys” and “whats” of inclusive education, this presentation is for you. Whether you have been doing this work for decades or are completely new to the topic, this workshop will provide you with new insights and up-to-date research that is critical for creating inclusion success stories. Dr. Kluth will share five ideas (one of them may surprise you) that will provide any individuals or teams with ideas for “next steps” in advocacy, teaching, and support. Come for stories and inspiration and stay for the practical tips and tools!

  • Date:  Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Time:  9:00am – 11:00 am
  • Location:  Virtual
  • Individual Registration cost:  $25 (financial assistance is available upon request)
    • For registration form, scroll down
  • Educator Bundle Cost:  $200 for up to 20 educators
    • Discounted price of $200 for up to 20 attendees
    • Registered attendees can attend the live session and/or access to the session recording until 5/15/21.  (If you need to require your staff’s attendance, they have the flexibility to watch the session during work hours)
    • 2 hours of Professional Growth Point
    • Learn more Paula Kluth School Flyer
    • Sign up for the Educator Bundle online HERE or click here for a printable form:  REGISTRATION CLOSED
    • Return form to garner@dsindiana.org or fax to 317-925-7619

Virtual Exhibit Hall 

Visit our Virtual Exhibit Hall to learn about local organizations and programs that support individuals with disabilities.  

Click here to visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall:  https://dsindiana.org/virtual-exhibit-hall/

Registration is now CLOSED

About Dr. Paula Kluth:

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Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with
teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to
create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. She is a former K-
12 special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, co-teacher, and inclusion
facilitator. Paula has also been a university professor and has taught courses on both inclusion
and disability studies. Most recently, Paula’s work has centered on helping teachers and
administrators educate all students in their schools and classrooms. She also frequently works
with families and advocacy groups to support goals related to inclusion. In addition to
inclusive education, her professional interests include Universal Design for Learning, coteaching,
and educating students with complex support needs.
All In: 18 Ways to Include All Students in Virtual Classrooms is Paula’s newest book. She is also
the author or co-author of 15 other titles including Universal Design Daily, 30 Days to the Co-
Taught Classroom, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?, and “You’re Going to Love This Kid!”:
Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms. She is also the author of a few books
for children including Coaster, a story of a puppy with wonderful wheels.
Paula has won several awards in her field. She is the recipient of the PEAK Parent Center’s Ally
for Inclusion Award; The PEAL [Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership] Center’s Inclusive
Education Champion Award; The National Down Syndrome Congress’s Educator of the Year;
The Belle Center of Chicago’s Inclusion Advocate of the Year; and the University of Wisconsin’s
“Forward Under 40” Award.

Contact garner@dsindiana.org with questions.

2020 Conference Recordings

What to Know About Supported Decision-Making and Other Options

Erskine Green Training Institute

The Importance of High Expectations for Families of Children with Disabilities: What Does the Research Say and What Should We Do?

  • Katie Herron, Ph.D., Research Associate with Early Childhood Center, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
  • Watch recording at https://youtu.be/iCrP3SdTYbM 

Skill Building Across the Lifespan

How to Plan for Future Independence

Trouble with Transitions: When Mood and Anxiety Symptoms Get in the Way

  • Cassie Karlsson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Watch recording at https://youtu.be/pAKhYjyHC8g

Setting the Stage for the Future

Restoring Dignity and Self-Determination by Charting the LifeCourse

For more information, please contact garner@dsindiana.org.

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