After 14 years, IASE returned to southern Africa for our 12th Biennial Conference. The conference was held in collaboration with the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek, Namibia from July 10 - 14, 2011. 215 international delegates from thirty countries were joined by 130 Namibian teachers, administrators and policy makers for four engaging and diverse days of lectures, round table conversations, poster sessions and panel discussions. It was a celebration of our important work with individuals identified with special needs.
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In addition, Drs. Villa and Thousand gave two workshops for conference delegates.
Edward Khanya Ndopu is a 21-year-old youth activist born in Namibia and raised in South Africa. He is an advocate for inclusive education, mainstreaming children living with disabilities into regular education systems. Edward our Wednesday morning keynote address entitled:
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Dr. Stephen Shore is a professor of special education at Adelphi University, President emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England, and serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and for the Board of Directors for Autism Society of America. Dr. Shore's Wednesday afternoon keynote was entitled, "Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum: An Inside View Towards Success".
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Please visit the Photo Gallery for more photos of the Windhoek Conference. Better yet, if you attended the 12th Biennial Conference, register in the "Members Area" for website membership and create your own photo gallery of the conference to share with fellow delegates.