“ Building Bridges to an Inclusive Society ”

About the Training

This training will develop the educator’s and school staff’s understanding of Inclusive Education. Key research-based areas to consider when moving from a traditional school to an inclusive school. Learn best practices in linking assessment and instruction using a data-driven framework to guide and measure student success. Focus on academic strategies for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Learn how develop an effective program for children with learning disabilities. Learn how to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment, collect data, and make instructional decisions based on results. Discover the importance and ways to identify gifted and talented students

Look at long-term impact on countries both from an inclusive side and financial side. Look at ways to involve community, family, schools and community organizations in the growth. Examine current research for possible keys to support the needed changes for inclusive education.


Agenda will be available on the day of the Conference.

UAE Speakers/Trainers

Marcheta G. Hightower, Ed.D.

Co-Founder & Director, Sunshine Learning Difficulties Center Community Development Authority (CDA) Licensed Social Care Professional Retired Lieutenant (O-3) Officer-in-Charge, and facilitator/instructor of The United States Navy Reserve Past Member of Mental Health & Retardation Board for the Mental Health Commissioner State of Nevada M.Ed. Special Education and Teaching B.Ed. Special Education and Teaching B.A. Sociology

Dr. Hussein Ali Maseeh

Head of SEDIC-Takamul Screening Doctor of Clinical Psychology Social Development and Care Expert, Dubai Community Health Center Consultant, Dubai Community Health Center

Dr. Hala El Howeris

Associate Professor of Special Education, United Arab Emirate University Past Reviewer, Guest Reviewer, and board member for several scholarly journals Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education, Oklahoma State Univ, Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology in Special Education, Oklahoma State University, 2002 MA, Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education,…


I am ME (most extraordinary), Dubai. The Mindful POD, a Support Group for Parents of Determination, Dubai. Mother to 3 girls, Stephanie Hamilton has been an active parent advocate in the community, championing inclusion in the UAE for the past 7 years. Last year, she was the parent voice for the launch of the KHDA…

USA Speakers/Trainers

Mark Francis

CEO & Owner, FYI-CSI President for The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES)-CEC CEO for Francis-Young International, Consultants in School Improvement Bachelors of Social Work Wayne State University Masters of Social Work, Education Specialists in Education Administration, and Social Work and Education Administration- Wayne State University  

Dr. Alice Farling

Senior Consultant, FYI-CSI Current Executive Director of the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) Past President of the board of the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) which is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Member of faculty for aspiring the Aspiring Special Education Leadership Academy Ed.D. Educational…

Dr. Vicky Spencer

Owner Beyond Diagnosis, international special education practice Faculty Associate in Entrepreneurial Education Leadership Doctoral Program, John Hopkins University Past President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES). Adjunct professor Johns Hopkins University doctoral program Ph.D. in Special Education, Special Educational Literacy, BCBA

Why Attend this Training

This training is in line with ‘Implementing Inclusive Education: A Guide for Schools. Creating the Capacity for Change’.

This training is excellent for senior leaders and governors, teachers, inclusion support staff, special education center staff, learning support assistants, and related service providers.

Outcome: KHDA 16-hour certificate or CDA letter for continuous professional development hours.

Register for the Training Event

Early Bird Registration

Regular Registration

until 28 of Feb

1st March  until 11th March



*Fees include lunch and 3 coffee breaks.


Business Venue Building Oud Meitha, Office 513 Dubai


971 04 332 2100

971 564641317