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It Takes A Team

Trusting Family-Teacher Partnerships for Successful Inclusion of Children With Special Needs

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It Takes A Team

Trusting Family-Teacher Partnerships for Successful
Inclusion of Children With Special Needs

Presenter: Ann Turnbull

Join Ann as she explores:

◆︎Policy requirements for inclusion of children with special needs in typical early childhood programs
◆︎Policy requirements for partnerships with families
◆︎Five key principles of trusting partnerships: Equity, Respect, Communications, Advocacy, and Commitment
◆︎Incorporation of five key principles into decision-making related to academics, behavior, and development of individualized education programs (IEPs)

Ann has been a professor, researcher, and advocate for individuals with disabilities, their families, and service providers for five decades. She has authored 35 books (including two leading special education textbooks) and over 280 articles and chapters. In 1999, she was selected by the National Preservation Trust in Developmental Disabilities as one of 36 individuals who have “changed the course of history for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 20th century.” She has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from five of the leading national disability organizations in the United States, as well as several international awards. She is a co-founder and former co-director of the Beach Center on Disability and retired Distinguished Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her greatest learning has come from her son, Jay Turnbull (1967-2009), whom she has always called her “best professor” about the needs of individuals with significant disabilities over the lifespan.


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Ann Turnbull
Ann Turnbull