News Release

February 24, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

A Forum in Early Childhood Inclusion – Enhancing Learning Through the Use of Assistive Technology

Forum to Be Held in Hartford on March 19

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Enhancing participation among young children with severe disabilities in school and community settings is the subject of a forum to be held on Friday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crowne Plaza Hartford - Downtown, 50 Morgan St., Hartford.

The presentation will focus on how to design inclusive learning opportunities for young children with disabilities through the use of adaptations and assistive technology.  Participants will learn how to use an interview format to identify activities/routines in which to embed adaptations so that young children’s participation and learning are increased in inclusive, natural learning environments:  the home, community and school.

The keynote speaker is Philippa ‘Pip” Campbell, Department of Occupational Therapy, Child and Family Research Programs at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

The forum is sponsored by the University of Connecticut A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Partnership for Inclusive Practices.

For more information or to register for the forum click on Survey Monkey or call 860-679-1500.

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