The Case for Inclusion (Part Two): What Does Inclusion Look Like?

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.  A version of this post was originally published at Ollibean. This is the second of a three-part series. Back to top Part … [Read more...]

The Case For Inclusion (Part Three): Sea Change

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.  A version of this post was originally published at Ollibean. This concludes the three-part series.Connecting to general educationThe … [Read more...]

Infusing disability studies into the general curriculum

Just as there is a recognized need to include more children with disabilities into the general education classroom, with access to the general curriculum, there is also a need to infuse that same curriculum with more discussion of disabilities themselves. This 12-page guide provides tips and resources about how to start thinking, talking, and teaching about the meaning and experience of children with disabilities in our schools. (posted February … [Read more...]

Inclusion’s effect on nondisabled students

This 12-page report, Inclusion and the Other Kids: Here’s What the Research Shows so Far About Inclusion’s Effect on Nondisabled Students, tackles the question of how inclusion of students with disabilities affects the other students in the class (who do not have disabilities). The report summarizes the growing body of research that suggests that nondisabled students can gain a number of important benefits from relationships with their disabled … [Read more...]

Outcomes and insights from researchers on inclusive education

This 7-page document is intended for families and educators, and describes seminal policy statements, research articles, and reports that demonstrate the positive outcomes of inclusive education. (posted March 6, 2013)http://iod.unh.edu/NCIE/Research%20on%20Inclusive%20Education.categories%20Fall%202011.pdf … [Read more...]

Accessing the general education curriculum | Training module

This is a training and professional development module developed by the IRIS Center. Its full title is Accessing the General Education Curriculum: Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities. The module highlights classroom considerations that promote access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. (posted April 24, 2013) http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/agc/chalcycle.htm … [Read more...]

Including infants and toddlers with disabilities | Training modules

SpecialQuest developed these training materials for individuals who work with infants and toddlers who have disabilities. Divided into 9 different sections, the modules include a video (available in English and Spanish), a facilitator's guide, and handouts for trainees. Sessions focus on developing a vision for inclusion, enhancing staff's confidence and comfort, making inclusion happen for families, and how to use specialized activities and accommodations … [Read more...]

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