National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion presents:

3rd Inclusive Catholic High School Conference

Central Catholic High School
2401 SE Stark St
Portland Oregon 97214

Feb. 3-4, 2020

Step One:
Fill out the Google Form to reserve your spot.

Step Two:
We are using the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Portland since it offers both a full breakfast, snacks and drinks at cocktail hour and a room that can comfortably hold more than one guest for the teams of faculty that we are hoping will come.

Book A Reduced Rate Room Now


Monday, February 3rd: Visit Schools
9am – Start at Central Catholic with a keynote/welcome from Karen Gaffney
10am – Explanation of RAMS Program at Central Catholic and tours
Lunch provided by Central Catholic
1:30 – Visit to The Madeleine School – an inclusive K-8
3:30 – Tour of Portland State by some students with intellectual disabilities and sharing of their experiences of inclusive higher ed
5:30pm – Cocktails at Embassy Suites
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, February 4th: Sharing Best Practices
8:30am – Prayer Service
9am – EdTech by Sean Smith
10:30 – Ways to Support ALL Learners (MTSS/UDL) by Christie Bonfiglio
11:30 – 12:30
Box Lunch and Panel Sharing: What I Learned in the First Year of Inclusion (Mater Dei High School and St. Mary’s Central Catholic – looking for some student voices too)
1-3pm – Breakout Sessions: Victories, Glitches, Peer Mentors, The Nitty Gritty, Unified Sports, (Possibly: Personal Consultations to problem solve for a particular student’s needs)

We are so looking forward to seeing you!

The National Conference for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Oregon Convention Center

February 5-8th, 2020

There will be grants available for Catholic school educators and specialists interested in attending this conference. Please contact Jeanne Loftis at