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Beth Foraker

Founder & Director | The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion

Breakout Presentation

The Backwards Plan for How to Support Students with Intellectual Disabilities on Their Path to an Inclusive Adulthood

Beth Foraker is a mom to four children: Jack, 26, Mary Kate, 24, Patrick, 20 and Caroline, 13. Her third child, Patrick, has Down Syndrome. Beth works for UC Davis in the School of Education with beginning teachers in their Multiple Subject Credential/Masters Program. She is the Founder and Director of The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion — a non-profit that works with families and schools to fully include students with intellectual disabilities in Catholic schools. She works to build Continuums of Inclusion: communities that offer preschool through college inclusion so that independent adulthood and full belonging is possible.