2011 All Born (in) Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2011 All Born (In) conference and helped make it our best year yet! With over 300 people in attendance, we had a great day of workshops and community building. We are grateful to all the many individuals and organizations who made the day come together, and for everyone who was able to dedicate a Saturday to inclusion. A special thanks to the presenters, volunteers and sponsors whose efforts were vital to the conference’s success. And congratulations to Janine from the Kindergarten Cohort for winning the iPad! We know you and your family will make great use of this tool.

Reflections from Attendees of the 2011 ABI Conference

“I always learn something and feel energized about it all.”

“My favorite thing was the diversity of the presentations: Parents, professionals, legislators, authors- knowledgeable and experienced.”

“Thank you for recognizing and supporting the Latino community- they are so under served.”

“A good experience of fun and learning.”

“I wish I could have attended all of the classes! So many great applicable topics.”

“My favorite thing was being surrounded by hundreds of people who believe in the importance of inclusion.”

“Very well organized. Loved the pictures and flowers and candy, affirmations and tea lights!!”

“My favorite thing was tangible resources to take home for both professionals and personal use.”

“WOW! Loved everything, one of the best conferences I’ve attended!!”

“This presented incredible opportunities that I didn’t even know existed.”

“I think if more people actually knew about the information in presentations everyone would be there. Phenomenal!”

“This was a really useful session with relevant and applicable information. Thank you for offering this course.”

“Great presentation! I feel very validated in my choice not to listen to the professionals and not let them segregate my son for kindergarten.”

“Very realistic. Very down to earth and useful.”

ABI 2011 Sponsors

Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Multnomah Early Childhood Program
Multnomah Education Service District
The Campbell Institute
The Morgan Family
Theresa Weil Mixed Media Artist, www.tweil.com
The Standard Insurance
Community Vision, Inc.
The Swindells Center
The Arc of Southwest Washington
Portland State University
US Bank
Portland Children’s Levy, Becky Adelman
and the generous contributions and in-kind support of numerous others