Teaming with Families in Inclusive Schools


In this facilitated course, participants explore the interconnected nature of families and culture on schools and the vital need to honor and facilitate collegial relationships with students’ families in order to maximize student success. Participants learn to be intentionally inviting to families and to utilize the “family lens” when considering school policy and procedures. Participants practice using multiple tools to gather information from families about student routines and needs and to create high quality, student-centered ILP/IEPs that reflect family priorities. Other topics involve using intentional empathy to overcome judgment, handling difficult conversations, and celebrating cultural diversity in schools.


March 11 to April 29, 2021



On Site Dates:


Zoom Times:

Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm Hong Kong Time


45 Continuing Education Hours



Credit available through SDSU ($130/credit)


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About Your Instructor

Abbey Love, PhD

Nicole is an instructional coach and course instructor for Lead Inclusion. Nicole taught special education for 10 years at the high school and elementary levels. She has worked as a developmental interventionist serving children ages birth to three and their families. Nicole has 4 children, 3 of whom are adopted and have disabilities. In addition to her work coaching and teaching for Lead Inclusion, Nicole serves on the board of BuildInclusion, in Lexington, KY.