Inclusion Conference 2024: Supporting Neurodiverse Early Learners (English with Spanish Interpretations, In-Person)

Inclusion Conference 2024: Supporting Neurodiverse Early Learners (English with Spanish Interpretations, In-Person)

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About the Conference:

Join us for a dynamic one-day conference dedicated to supporting early childhood educators in creating inclusive environments for neurodiverse learners. This conference aims to empower educators with practical strategies, knowledge, and resources to better understand and meet the unique needs of young children who are neurodivergent.

Conference Highlights:

  1. Engaging Sessions and Presentations:
    • Dive into thought-provoking sessions led by experts in the field. Explore topics such as:
      • Understanding neurodiversity: Beyond autism.
      • Effective & Proactive strategies.
      • Creating sensory-friendly classrooms.
      • Building social-emotional skills.
    • Gain actionable insights to enhance your teaching practices.
  • 2.  Local Resources Showcase:
    • Connect with local organizations, support groups, and service providers. Learn about available resources, workshops, and community programs.
    • Discover tools to strengthen collaboration between educators, families, and community partners.
  • 3.  Calming Zen Den & The Sensory Zone Pop-up Shop:
    • Immerse yourself in a hands-on sensory experience and purchase your sensory must-haves.
      • Fidget & Sensory items: try out a variety of play items before you choose to buy.
      • Calming Spaces: Visit our on-site Zen Den or step away into a small nook designed specifically for quiet, reflective moments.
      • Resource Room Play Kits: Rent our themed-kits and storybook bags for developmentally appropriate play back at your program.

Conference Agenda:

9:00 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Opening Address by Delechia Johnson, 4-C Board Member
10:00 a.m. Gigi’s Playhouse – How I Learn, Early Learners
11:00 a.m. The Waisman Center – Supporting Children with Autism in Early Childhood
12:15 p.m. Catered Lunch (12:35 – 1:05 p.m. The WI Registry – The Inclusion Credential)
1:15p.m.  Dr. Nakia Wiley Ed.D – Understanding and Unpacking Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Young Learners
2:45 p.m. The Sensory Zone – The Senses & Sensory Diets
3:30 p.m. Closing remarks by 4-C Staff

Who Should Attend?

  • Family Child Care Providers
  • Group Center Staff
  • Directors and Administrators

Light breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and champion neurodiversity in our learning spaces!

Nearby Overnight Accommodation Options:
Budget-friendly (under $100/night): Quality Inn Madison West 
Mid-range (under $150/night): Tru by Hilton Madison West
Higher-end (over $150/night): Springhill Suites by Marriot Madison


Sat, May. 18, 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




5 Odana Court, Madison, WI 53719


Amanda Ehlert
[email protected]
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