12th Annual Inclusion Conference Tickets



The Arc Community Advocates and several other local agencies and non-profits team up every year to present the Annual Inclusion Conference.

With over two million individuals in Michigan who have an intellectual or developmental disability (i/dd) our goal is to empower, educate, and engage all people in our community.  

The Inclusion Conference creates awareness and builds capacity to support a growing need. 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Breakout Session 1

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakout Session 2

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch & Keynote Speaker

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Breakout Session 3

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Breakout Session 4


Breakout Sessions - draft agenda

Please be advised that the document below is a draft agenda of sessions available and are subject to change. 


Cindy Burkhour

Keynote Speaker: Cindy Burkhour, MA, CTRS, CPRP

Cindy Burkhour, MA, CTRS, CPRP has consulted around the country on a variety of recreation issues. She is assisting recreation providers to include persons with disabilities in recreation programs, activities, services and facilities and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has worked with many governmental agencies, school districts, private industries and advocacy organizations. Cindy has been active in working with persons with disabilities her entire life. She has a sibling, who has multiple physical and mental impairments and she is also the parent of a daughter who faces a variety of challenges after experiencing several massive strokes. She advocates professionally and personally for the rights of ALL people of all abilities to be included in all aspects of community life.