Inclusive Education Symposium

Teaching to Thrive: Building Effective Inclusive Learning Experiences for Children and Youth with Autism

This symposium is designed to provide beginning and experienced educators with important research and practical teaching strategies to address the learning needs of children who have experienced trauma. Presentations range from the impacts of trauma on brain development to appropriate and effective teaching strategies to address childhood trauma in classrooms.

Thank you to all of our presenters and attendees for attending this year's event and for supporting Inclusive Education.

Itinerary: Friday, February 14, 2020

Time Activity
8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 9 a.m. Introduction and Overview
9 – 10:15 a.m.

Opening Address

Empowering Students with Autism to Thrive
Dr. Heather Brown

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – noon Breakout Sessions I
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions II
2:15 – 2:30 p.m Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

District Resources
Sherri Black, Lanna Myers, Trisa Soroski

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks


To be registered for the whole day you must register for each of the following sessions: Opening address, one (1) morning breakout session, one (1) afternoon breakout session and panel discussion.
Mentor Teachers, Teacher Candidates and Administrators from the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District can register through the Calgary City Teachers' Convention (CCTCA)

Register here: CCTCA website.


Attendees from Rocky View Schools or schools affiliated with the Department of Education field and practicum placements

Register here.

Additional Information

Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Parking and Location

Please meet in the Ross Glen Hall (Roderick Mah Center for Continuous Learning). Parking is available in the East Gate Parkade. It is most convenient to enter Mount Royal from 50th AVE SW through the East Gate, and the parkade will be on your right. Daily parking rate is $16.50. Carpooling is recommended.

Campus and Parking Map



Opening Address and Panel Discussion

Breakout Sessions

Contact Information

Content and presenters

Email: Joy Chadwick

For other inquiries

Email: Jessica Lee Wah