Addressing the General Education Curriculum

September 2010 Links updated, May 2013IDEA requires that students with disabilities be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum. This refers to the same subject matter and skills that children without disabilities are expected to learn: math, science, history, and so on. Moreover, most children with disabilities are educated in the general education classroom, alongside their peers who do not have disabilities.To read more … [Read more...]

Module 8: NIMAS

  Written in Partnership by: Skip Stahl and Chuck Hitchcock NIMAS Development and Technical Assistance Centers Bonnie D. Jones Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY September 2007 English only slideshow Handouts for Participants in both English and Spanish Module 8 focuses on NIMAS, the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard, a new element … [Read more...]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities December 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Contenido del IEP Module 13 looks in detail at the information that must be included in the IEP of every child with a disability receiving special education and related services under IDEA. This is critical knowledge for families and school personnel to have! The module  is available … [Read more...]

The Contours of Inclusion: Inclusive Arts Teaching and Learning

This publication, Contours of Inclusion, provides specific examples of how the arts can be used to promote both the participation and performance of students with disabilities. Rich, detailed examples are drawn from inclusive art projects in the United States. Many teacher materials are provided in the appendix. A product of vsarts.org.http://www.vsarts.org/Documents/resources/education/VSA_Inclusive-Case-Studies.pdf … [Read more...]

How Parents & Teachers Can Work Together in the Inclusive Classroom

by Nicole Eredics Nicole Eredics is an Elementary Educator who has spent over 15 years working in inclusive classrooms, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from … [Read more...]

Arranging a Classroom to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

By Nicole Eredics Nicole Eredics is an Elementary Educator who has spent over 15 years working in inclusive classrooms, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from … [Read more...]

Parent Primer: Placing Special Needs Children in the Inclusive Class

by Nicole Eredics Nicole Eredics is an Elementary Educator who has spent over 15 years working in inclusive classrooms, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from … [Read more...]

Inclusion in Action: Good Morning!

by Nicole EredicsNicole Eredics is an inclusive elementary educator, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from http://inclusiveclass.blogspot.com/I have spent a considerable … [Read more...]

“No Boundaries” Education

by Patricia K. Ralabate, Ed.D., Director of the National UDL Center, and David Gordon, Director of Communications at CAST and co-editor of A Policy Reader in Universal Design for Learning (with Jenna W. Gravel and Laura A. Schifter, Harvard Education Press, 2009). This post is adapted from disability.gov’s disability.blog.In reading and reflecting on Disability.Blog’s No Boundaries Employment Series, we are inspired by the many stories of individuals … [Read more...]

Access to the general curriculum: Two online curricula

Two curricula were developed by NCAC researchers to provide support to educators interested in learning about policies and practices related to improved access to the general curriculum. Curriculum 1 on Effective Classroom Practices (6 parts) is written to provide the reader with a definition and description of essential features and attributes. Evidence of effectiveness is presented based on foundational and current research. The applications of … [Read more...]

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