Our PEAC Inclusion Conferences are for parents, administrators, educators, service providers, families, students who have disabilities, and their peers. PEAC holds annual conferences focusing exclusively on inclusive special education in Eastern Pennsylvania! They have featured both nationally-recognized special education speakers and local experts. IEP teams are encouraged to attend as a group.
LOCATION: ZOOM (3 Tracks) COST: – $10 per person
LOGISTICS: Main Room, Breakout Presenter rooms (2), with PEAC grant program sessions in third room with a PEAC Lounge Breakout for Families who do not want to attend a session.
DOOR PRIZES: ($50 gift cards/books)
TIME: 9:30-3:30 p.m.
Registration is $10 paid on the donations paid after registration.
NOTE: A limited number of scholarships for family members, persons with disabilities, and high school or college students. Want to attend for FREE? STOP here and COMPLETE THE SCHOLARSHIP FORM HERE.
All times are eastern standard time
WELCOME in the Main Room from 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Session 1-Keynote Address from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Dr. Jenna Mancini Rufo
Session 2 from 11:15-12:15 p.m. (Three separate Zoom links)
Session 2A-Youth-Lead IEP’s
Session 2B-Opening Doors to College
Session 2C-PEAC Grant-Empowering Families
Trish Creegan Award Presentation from 12:25-12:40 p.m. in the Main Room
Session 3-Vendor Breakout Expo & Lunch with Friends from 12:50-1:25 p.m. in the Main Room
Session 4 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Three separate Zoom links)
Session 4A-Transition & Advocacy
Session 4B-Planning: Full Steam Ahead
Session 4C-PEAC Grant-Higher Education Connections
Session 5-Panel Discussion-Time to Act! What are your next steps? from 2:45-3:20 p.m. in the Main Room
Wrap-Up, Evaluation, Virtual ‘Door’ Prizes from 3:20-3:30 p.m. in the Main Room
Dr. Jenna Mancini Rufo is the Founder and CEO of empowerED School Solutions, an education consulting firm with expertise in inclusion, special education, and systems change. Prior to establishing empowerED, Dr. Rufo served as an Assistant Superintendent, Special Education Director, state policy specialist, inclusion facilitator, and teacher. Dr. Rufo’s professional experiences, coupled with graduate work completed at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and training from the Carnegie Foundation in improvement science, have provided her with an understanding of both theory and practical implementation. Dr. Rufo has shared her knowledge at national and regional events, including The Atlantic’s Education Summit, the National Principals Conference, the Council for Exceptional Children’s Conference, and many more. She is the lead author of Reimagining Special Education: Using Inclusion as a Framework to Build Equity and Support All Students. and has been published in AASA’s School Administrator magazine. She is also currently serving as the project manager on a learning recovery grant administered through Pivot Learning by the Gates Foundation. Dr. Rufo was inspired to enter the field of education by her sister, Nina, who has severe and multiple disabilities. She views education as her calling and is passionate about ensuring quality programs for ALL students.