In this 60-minute session, they will discuss:
- How inclusive PSE programs measure and realize success;
- Examples of unique inclusive programs that benefit students and local communities;
- Lessons from inclusive PSE programs for improving access to PSE and employment for all Canadians.
Liz Martin (facilitator) is a Research Associate in the Education and Strategic Initiatives group at The Conference Board of Canada. Her research focuses on skills and post-secondary education, linkages between PSE and secondary education, and accessibility in post-secondary education. She is a graduate of Carleton University (MA) and the University of Alberta (BA).
Jeff Prasad is Chair and an instructor for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Access Program for People with Disabilities (APPD). APPD offers ten-month employment programs for adults with a permanent disability or a combination of learning difficulties that hinder scholastic success. Jeff holds a Master’s degree focused in Special Education and Teaching from Ball State University.
Bruce Uditsky, Chief Executive Officer, Inclus at Inclusion Alberta. He also teaches, writes, and consults about community inclusion and social justice. Bruce was a co-developer of the CRDS Summer Institute on Inclusive Education and he co-founded Inclusion Alberta’s Rotary Employment Partnerships and inclusive post-secondary education. Bruce helped to develop Alberta’s education standards on the placement of students with disabilities, and he provided advice to government on the development of the Family Support for Children with Disabilities Legislation as a member of the Minister’s Expert Advisory Committee.