Including children with disabilities in state pre-K programs

This 21-page policy brief is from the Education Law Center.http://www.scribd.com/doc/31739286/PreKPolicyBrief-InclusionChildrenWithDisabilities  … [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...]

Early childhood inclusion training resources

SpecialQuest's Preschool Inclusion Series videos and training sessions explore several aspects of including preschool-age children who have disabilities in programs and settings with their typically developing peers.  http://tinyurl.com/yc939nt … [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...]

New potentials: Rethinking disability through my sister’s eyes

by Lisa Tolentino September 22, 2011 Lisa Tolentino is an interaction designer, experimental percussionist, and Media Arts and Sciences doctoral student through the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) at Arizona State University. Lisa leads a team of special education teachers, designers, and education researchers to create interactive game-like scenarios where youth with interpersonal challenges (like those in autism) can exercise … [Read more...]

Forming Inclusive Classrooms

by Gayle Hernandez Adapted from a blog posting on The Inclusive Class, this post is the result of a conversation between Gayle Hernandez and her colleague and friend Nicole Eredics. We asked Gayle and Nicole if we could share it as an excellent description of the kinds of thinking, planning, and communication that are second nature to truly inclusive teachers. Gayle teaches in Canada, so some of the administrative titles and wording may seem … [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...]

Implementing Inclusion in Charter Schools

by Dr. Chloé MarshallDr. Chloé Marshall is Principal of Imagine Hope charter school's Tolson campus, serving students in pre-K through 8th grades in Northeast Washington, DC. She has committed her life to advancing the academic and social agenda of all students. In this guest blog for NICHCY, she describes the ways in which she supports inclusive practices in one urban charter school.Imagine . . .Imagine a landscape of dancing lilies, billowing … [Read more...]

My Story

by guest blogger David Egan Distribution Clerk at Booz Allen Hamilton and Advocate for People with Disabilities Cross-posted with permission from Disability.gov I recently shared my story as a speaker at the Alliance for Full Participation Summit in November, and today I would like to post some of my thoughts and experiences on Disability.Blog. My name is David Egan, and I have been an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton for 15 years. I believe … [Read more...]

The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

Guest post: Tim Villegas is a special educator and inclusion advocate. His Think Inclusive website and blog are intended to create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates. This guest post represents Tim's perspective and does not necessarily reflect the full range of options for service delivery in IDEA.  ******************************************************************************************************** The good ole days of exclusion. Things … [Read more...]

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