Focus on Inclusion 2020 is at capacity and registration is closed.  You can join the waiting list here.


Information and Registration Brochure

Conference Program

Presenters: Kathy Oehler and Cheryl Boucher
Location: Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis
Date: January 29, 20202
Time: Training will take place from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Check-in begins at 8:30am.
Cost: $50

If you plan to attend, a separate registration is required. You can register for the pre-conference until January 10, 2020.

Preconference Online Registration Form

Robin LeClaire, Chief Academic Officer for the State of Indiana will provide Opening Remarks at this year’s Focus on Inclusion Conference. Dr. Nancy Holsapple, Indiana State Director of Special Education, along with the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children (IN CEC), will kick off the conference with the IN CEC Awards. Then, Dr. Adam Saenz will present the keynote address The Power of a Teacher. Two rounds of concurrent sessions will follow.

Day two will commence with a welcome from Kim Dodson, Executive Director of the Arc of Indiana followed by the keynote address titled Winning from Within by Michael Bonner. Three rounds of concurrent sessions will conclude the conference.

Our nonprofit partners will be on hand to share information about their organizations’ advocacy efforts and the services they provide for individuals with disabilities and corporate vendors will display the latest educational products for your perusal.

A variety of sessions will be available pertinent to general and special educators, administrators, and school services personnel. Topics include:
• Multi-Tiered System of Supports
• Universal Design for Learning
• Co-Teaching
• Specially Designed Instruction
• Collaboration
• Classroom Management
• Responding to Escalating Behaviors
• Executive Function
• Addressing Sensory Needs
• Writing Instruction
• Social Emotional Learning
• Building Relationships
• Self-Care
• Creating a Culture of Safety
• Leadership
• Trauma-Invested Learning Environments
• And more to come!

Highly regarded local and national presenters include:
• Adam Saenz, Ph.D.
• Michael Bonner
• Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.
• George Batsche, Ed.D.
• Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
• Terrance Scott, Ph.D.
• Mitchell Yell, Ph.D.
• David Bateman, Ph.D.
• Pete Hall, Ed.S.
• Kristin Souers
• Cheryl Boucher, M.S., OTR
• Kathy Oehler, M.S., CCC-SLP

Requests for registration cancellations must be received in writing to Jenifer Pollom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, January 10, 2020 in order to receive a refund.  Payments made by credit card are non-refundable.

Certificates of Attendance will be available to conference participants as documentation for Professional Growth Points and will be emailed to participants after the conference.

The IEPRC is seeking exhibitors for the ninth annual Focus on Inclusion Conference.

Exhibitors add so much to our conference and this year, we hope that you can join us. Non-profit partners and corporate sponsors are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in sharing information with over 600 conference attendees, register by clicking the link above to secure booth space for the 2020 FOI Conference. For additional information including exhibit opportunities and benefits, please review the flyer or contact Marcee Wilburn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can download the Exhibitor Flyer here.


All exhibits will be open on Friday, January 31,  from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm. The deadline to register or apply is Friday, January 10.

Non-profit and Corporate Exhibitors Register Here

Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days.  A list of downtown restaurants with dinner choices will be included in your conference packet.

Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis is the conference venue. Lodging is available at the rate of $128 per night plus taxes and fees (single occupancy) for those participants who make arrangements by December 30, 2019. Double, triple and quadruple occupancy rates increase to $135, $153, and $178, respectively. A limited number of rooms are available at this special group rate. To reserve your room, visit  or call 1-800-233-1234 and give the group name “G-IEP0”.