More than 20 years ago, Montgomery County, Virginia began the process of moving all of their schools toward full inclusion for students with disabilities. Cyndi Pitonyak was there at the inception of this process. In this talk, Cyndi explains how a county begins the process of inclusion and does so successfully. If you are an advocate for inclusion, this is a talk you will not want to miss.
You can learn more about Montgomery County schools journey to inclusion in the Academy Award Winning documentary Educating Peter and its follow up Graduating Peter.
Cyndi now works for now work for VCU Autism Center for Excellence.