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Welcome Inclusion Leadership Symposium

Welcome Inclusion Leadership Symposium

From Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00 am until Tuesday June 27, 2017 1:00 pm Save to calendar

Presented by Welcome Inclusion (WIN) and The Arc of King County

Welcome Inclusion Leadership Symposium "Creating Inclusive Communities - What Gives You Hope?"

100+ leaders in business, government, education, employment, and health services will gather on June 27th at the Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond Campus, Building 33 - 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Program: 9:30am-12pm (optional luncheon 12-1pm)

Speakers Include:
Brad Smith, President and Chief LEgal Officer, Microsoft
Dow Constantine, King County Executive
Ivanova Smith, Self Advocate, Fellow, UW LEND Program, University of Washington

WIN will recognize several local businesses that serve, hire and treat people of all abilities equitably.

Join us! Sponsor, Partner, or Volunteer: Kimberly Corrigan, Welcome Inclusion Director (kcorrigan@arcofkingcounty.org)

Get to know Welcome Inclusion: The Welcome Inclusion (WIN) Initiative is a public awareness and capacity building campaign that will facilitate rapid, transformative community change to promote a world of inclusion for children and adults with intellectual, behavioral, and social differences.

WINis a grassroots movement created by leading educators, researchers, service providers, self-advocates, and families. It is inspired by stories from families impacted by autism, cerebral palsy, Down's Syndrome, adn other differences.

These painful stories of people feeling unneeded and undervalued in their local communities, businesses, and schools can lead to isolation, diminished educational adn health outcomes, and a society unaware and unprepared to work positively and productively with all people.

There are also positive examples of inclusion- where individuals and businesses know that people with differences make important contributions. They encourage participation, give support and create opportunities for those with differences to share their talents and interests through meaningful relationships, appropriate work, and civic life.

3 ways WIN takes action: Increase public awareness, launch mobile app, and provide business training.

WIN and its strategic partners will position Seattle and King County as a model for healthier and happier communities of inclusion. WIN is also proud to be assisting the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle to pilot and implement best practices when preparing all cities to host the Games. Let's go to work- let's get to WIN!

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