Inclusion is a Lifelong Journey
August 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for a free webinar about inclusion and how it is a lifelong journey. Inclusion is a life
quest and is woven into the tapestry of our lives. Nancy and Bridget have been on a lifelong quest
to design inclusive environments for individuals with disabilities. They believe that we never
segregate people we value and to be valued is the basic core of our human experience. Bridget is an
inspiring young woman with Down Syndrome and she will share her story. Nancy will share her journey
advocating for Bridget and others to be included. This webinar is for everyone – Self advocates,
parents, and people of all ages who care about helping people live full and inclusive lives.
Our Presenter’s Bios:
Bridget Brown is a young woman with Down syndrome who encourages people to “DWELL IN THE POSSIBILITIES”. She is a strong advocate of inclusive education and community living. Bridget is a national public speaker, an actress, and a person centered planning coach. She helps people open their minds, hearts and doors to include people of different abilities. Bridget is the second vice president of the National Association for Down Syndrome where she spearheaded a public speaker training program and a self-advocacy group. She is the recipient of many state and national awards. Bridget is the co-founder of her organization called BUTTERFLIES FOR CHANGE.
Nancy Brown has worked with and for individuals with disabilities most of her life. She advocated for her daughter Bridget to be the first students with a disability to be included. Nancy worked with Microboards and was an inclusion consultant for ISBE (Project CHOICES). Nancy and her daughter Bridget are national inclusion educators through their organization called Butterflies for Change. Nancy specializes in inclusive education; person centered planning life design, adaptations& accommodations, parent issues, inclusive social emotional models of support, organizational development, transition, storytelling, as well as access and equity for all students. She is the co- author of Models of Support and Kid Konnections.