Inclusion

Inclusion Rates For Special Education Students Vary By State

Where a child lives may significantly impact whether they are placed in an inclusive or segregated classroom, a new national analysis suggests.

Inclusive Classrooms Provide Language Boost, Study Finds

For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say.

Disability An ‘Advantage’ For Valedictorian On The Spectrum

Defying the odds, a teen with autism who was once in a self-contained classroom and relied on a one-to-one aide is graduating high school as his class valedictorian.

Mascot Gig Transforms Teen With Autism

Autism left Andrese Duke, 13, shy and often isolated from his classmates, but that all changed when he took on the role of his school’s mascot.

Parents Accuse School Of Denying Son Over Diagnosis

The parents of a 3-year-old are suing in federal court after they say their son’s preschool acceptance was rescinded when school officials learned of his autism diagnosis.

Teacher’s Allergy Forces Girl With Autism To Change Schools

A first-grader with autism has been told that she must transfer to a different school all because her teacher is allergic to the girl’s service dog.

Viral Photo Sparks Debate About Inclusion

A second grade class photo is stirring outrage online after a student who uses a wheelchair was depicted sitting apart from his peers.

Robots Offer Alternative For Homebound Students

For students unable to physically make it to school, there’s a new option: robots that allow kids to participate in class virtually without leaving their home or hospital bed.

Teen With Down Syndrome Scores Prom Date With Beauty Queen

A Wisconsin teen with Down syndrome will have a very special prom date this weekend — a bona fide beauty queen.

In Twist, School Practices ‘Reverse Inclusion’

A unique approach at one Ohio school has typically developing teens entering the world of special education for an eye-opening experience.

Inclusion The Default At Innovative School

A unique school is successfully serving kids with developmental disabilities alongside those who are typically developing by assuming that each child needs their own curriculum to thrive.

Teens Forgo In-Crowd Favoring Dates With Special Needs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a pair of high school girls ensured a night to remember for two classmates with disabilities.

Feds: Schools Must Open Sports To Kids With Disabilities

For the first time, federal officials are telling school districts that they must offer students with disabilities equal access to school sports.

Schools Urged To Make Sports More Inclusive

While accommodations for students with disabilities are widespread in classrooms, several recent cases suggest that inclusion remains a gray area when it comes to school sports.

For Teen With Special Needs, Good Grades Prompt Outcry

Typically parents are proud to see their child earning 90s and 100s at school, but a Georgia father whose son has severe disabilities says the scores are cause for concern.

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