U.S. Education Official to Give Opening Remarks at Inclusive Education Conference in Denver

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Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, will give opening remarks at the 2013 PEAK Parent Center Inclusive Education Conference on Friday, Feb., 8 in Denver. Yudin will share information about the Administration’s priorities and vision for achieving inclusion, equity and opportunity in education for all students, incorporating the critical importance of family participation. Yudin heads the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, which houses programs aimed at improving results and outcomes for the nation's infants, toddlers, children and adults with disabilities.

The conference will focus on inclusive, best-practice educational strategies that create equality in education and increase achievement for all students, particularly students with disabilities.