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CACL at Achieving Inclusion Across the Globe


CACL President Laurie Larson reports back about CACLs involvement at the recent conference Achieving Inclusion Across the Globe, held in Washington DC this past weekend. 

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CACL was pleased to participate in Achieving Inclusion Across the Globe – National Convention & International Forum – Linking National and Global Perspectives on Living and Being Included in the Community co-hosted by Inclusion International and The Arc in Washington, DC Oct 25-28, 2012.

CACL President Laurie Larson:
"It was an amazing conference with over 900 attendees from all corners of the world.  It is always wonderful to meet and make friends with others in this global movement who share our passion for making the world a welcoming and inclusive place for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. There were many sessions where information and experiences were shared and wonderful discussions and learnings took place."

The CACL Federation was well represented as conference presenters:

  • Real Work for Real Pay – Bruce Uditsky and Anne Hughson
  • Inclusive Education – 25 Years of Experience in New Brunswick, Canada – The Honourable Jody Carr, Krista Carr and Gordon Porter
  • The Right to Make Decisions: Supported Decision Making Models – Audrey Cole
  • Closing the Doors – Don Gallant with Shane Haddad, President of People First Canada
  • Inclusive Education:  A Tool for Building Inclusive Communities – Bendina Miller
  • Transforming the Role of Family Organizations – Laurie Larson

Pictures from the conference and a video montage of the event, can be found on The Arc's website, blog.