RIGA 2010

Embracing Inclusive Approaches

You were cordially invited to participate in an international conference on inclusive approaches for children and youth with special education needs, sponsored by the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Center for Education Initiatives (CEI), and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA). The conference was held 11-14 July 2010 in Riga, Latvia. The First Lady of Latvia, Lilita Zatlere, served as the Patroness of the conference.

This conference was for practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and NGOs from Europe, Central Asia, and North America and around the globe who engaged in lively and informed discussions about the current state of the expertise in meeting the needs of children and youth with special educational needs. Presenters represented over 50 countries and covered the spectrum of topics, issues, and interventions critical to the field today. This event served as the 2010 Annual Conference for ISSA.

Those who joined us learned about innovative programs, effective instructional strategies, research and its implications for practice, technological advances, and products and services to help meet the needs of children and youth you serve.

Tom Gumpel, Ph.D. Program Chair

Program of RIGA 2010