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*This event is open to the public*


This is an online event. Registered participants will receive an e-mail from Zoom with instructions on how to join the workshop. There is no cost to participants but registration is required.


Description As children, school staff and parents create a new, post-pandemic normal on school campuses, it is more important than ever to understand how students with and without disabilities relate to one another. Conflict, bullying, and bias have historically kept these two populations isolated from each other. And social emotional learning programs, which are effective in building an equitable school culture, are designed for one or the other population. Join this webinar to learn how the most natural vehicle for social/emotional learning play, can bridge the divide. Instructional Level: Introductory


Instructional Level: Introductory


PresenterMarnie Norris, B.A., is Senior Vice President of Programs, Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration. She trains educators, community members, and recreation and other professionals on social inclusion best practices. Click to read presenter’s full bio.


Learning objectives: This interactive session is designed to help participants:

1.  Determine the structure of successful social/emotional learning models.

2.  Explain social inclusion principles.

3.  Determine the benefits of a play-based approach.

4. Analyze strategies that facilitate social interaction for children with differences in sensory. processing/communication/cognitive development/physical development.


Target Populations:

  • Organizational leaders
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical and medical staff
  • Community living providers
  • Direct support professionals and other community service providers
  • Speech / Physical / Occupational therapists
  • Students/trainees


Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.

For more information on our trainings or to request accommodation or assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact us by phone at 443-923-9555, email  or visit Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least seven days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Register via Zoom.