Kennesaw State University to host forum on developmental disabilities

Kennesaw State University will host a regional forum on issues surrounding children with…

Georgia (Jul 5, 2002) — Kennesaw State University to host forum on developmental disabilities



Kennesaw State University will host a regional forum on issues surrounding children with developmental disabilities Monday‚ July 8‚ 9 a.m. to noon.

The meeting on the campus of Kennesaw State is one of several forums being conducted throughout Georgia as part of a larger state review and research project conducted by the National Association of State Boards of Education. The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities‚ Project WINS (Winning Ideas Network for Schools) and Project Bridges are sponsoring agencies and projects. The results of the research project will enable the GCDD to develop policy direction for the education of children with developmental disabilities within the proposed educational reforms.

These meetings will address state policy in the areas of assessment‚ accountability and funding. The discussion will emphasize:

Issues related to inclusive education and district−wide reform‚ particularly based on the experiences of schools participating in Project WINS;

Identification of barriers to‚ as well as facilitating factors for‚ providing inclusive schooling practices; and

Identification of potential state and other resources for promoting inclusive education.

Participants will include parents‚ teachers‚ special education directors‚ school principals‚ school superintendents‚ legislators‚ advocates and other community members concerned with education issues. The forum is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for input to allow participants to express views on various issues related to the inclusion of school children with disabilities in the proposed reforms.

Registration is required.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100 from 118 countries‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit