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Belonging in School: The What, Why and How of Inclusive Education

A conference brought to you by The School of Education, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and Leap. It will bring together people with disabilities, families, academics, policy makers and others to explore a shared vision to shape a culture of inclusive education in Ireland.

Where: The Trinity Long Room Hub | Trinity College Dublin

When: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Time: 9.30 -3.30pm


  • Rachel Cassen, Director, Leap - The importance of building strong leadership persons with disabilities and families advocating for Inclusion
  • Dr Joanne Banks, School of Education, TCD - The evidence base for Inclusive education
  • Keara Campbell, Parent - from Special Education to mainstream - a journey worth taking
  • Deirdre Graham, Parent - Inclusion from day one, a family story
  • Mary McGrath, NCSE - Piloting the School Inclusion Model (SIM)
  • Martin O'Connor, Psychologist - Inclusion as the foundation for a Lifetime of belonging
  • Dr Shivaun Quinlivan - Understanding Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Professor Michael Shevlin, School of Education TCD - Establishing Transition Pathways to Post- Secondary Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Please register no later than Wednesday 16th October - Booking via Eventbrite