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Inclusive Education Student Summit


One School Community

The New York City Department of Education and Parents for Inclusive Education are proud to announce:

The Fourth Annual Inclusive Education Student Summit

May 20, 2015

Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10010

Building Vertical Campus 14th Floor, Room 12-220
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Register by April 22!

The Inclusive Education Student Summit is a place for students to come together and share the inclusive practices that have helped to shape their school culture.Whether you are well developed in these practices or looking to build a more inclusive school environment, please feel welcome to join us on this day of collaboration, which also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This year, we will be placing a focus on our theme, “One School Community” by asking students to share examples of the impact of inclusive education on academic achievement, embracing diversity and differences, creating accepting environments, and building relationships and opportunities, through project-based learning. Some examples of project ideas that your class may want to focus on include, but should not be limited to:

  • Ask students to research technologies that can support students to achieve in school and the community.
  • Compile a resource guide for the school and district.
  • Encourage students to study how the fields of science and technology have contributed to the lives of people with disabilities Have individuals build a model of a classroom, school, or community that provides access for all people
  • Ask students to research how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped change our country over the past 25 years

Student representatives should come prepared to present and share their project in a science-fair forum. Visuals, handouts and interactive presentations are encouraged to engage other student participants. Students will be given time to setup and prepare their presentations prior to the start of the day. The day will also include whole-group activities such as guest speakers, student performers and differentiated tasks that focus on inclusion.

We look forward to seeing all the wonderful work that you continue to do in your school communities.When planning for the event, please understand that we have a limited amount of space, and while we hope to accommodate as many students and staff as possible, we may need to limit the number of participants per school.

To register, please complete the registration form and email it to John Hammer at

Schools are expected to arrange their own transportation

Breakfast will be provided and schools should arrange for families and/or their cafeteria to prepare sack lunches for all students.

For more information on the project ideas listed above and for more wonderful project plans for this year’s summit, please visit

For more information or questions, please contact Jaclyn Okin Barney at, or John Hammer at

This event is presented by:

Video of the 2104 event

Archive video of the event (2013)