16th Annual Conference on the Best Practices in the Education of Students with Down Syndrome

Keynote by Dr. Thomas Hehir

Dr. Thomas Hehir served as the Director of Special Education at the U.S. Department of Education, recently retired as a professor of Practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and author of several books including, Effective Inclusive Schools: Designing Successful Schoolwide Programs and New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice. Over the course of his long and influential career in public service, policymaking, teaching, and research, Thomas Hehir has been a unique and vital voice for students with disabilities, their parents, and the educators who serve them.