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Monday, October 20, 2014

"Inclusion Makes Schools Better for Everyone" - Free Talk at BU Tuesday, October 21st

From The Boston University School of Education

October 20, 2014

Boston University's Special Education program is hosting Dr. William Henderson (for whom the Henderson School in Dorchester is named) this Tuesday, October 21, as part of their Special Education Speaker Series. His talk is titled, “Inclusion Makes Schools Better for Everyone.”

Henderson will present practical strategies for developing successful inclusive schools. He will discuss actions and policies that promote a culture of inclusion, instruction with universal design and specialized supports, and a community that collaborates and problem solves. He will also highlight how including students with disabilities can be a catalyst for improving teaching and learning for everyone.

Refreshments will be served.

When:   7:00pm Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Where:  Boston University School of Education
                   Pi Lambda Theta, Room 250
                   2 Silber Way, Boston University,
                   Boston, MA 02215

Please contact Marc Hartigan at or 617-353-4478 with any questions, concerns or special accommodation requests.

About Dr. William W. Henderson

Bill Henderson started as a middle school teacher in the Boston Public Schools in 1973 and later became an assistant principal at a two-way, bilingual school. In 1989, Bill was appointed principal of the O’Hearn Elementary School with a mandate to include students with significant disabilities. The school gained national recognition for inclusion, academic progress, arts, and family involvement. Upon his retirement in 2009, the O’Hearn was renamed the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School, and it now serves students in 2 campuses from early childhood through grade 12.

Henderson continues to advocate for inclusion through consulting and by presenting at universities and conferences. His book, The Blind Advantage, describes challenges and offers practical strategies for developing successful inclusive schools. 

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