Inclusion

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.

Athlete With Down Syndrome Wins Sports Illustrated Award

A teen with Down syndrome whose quest to compete on his high school football team made national news will be honored by Sports Illustrated after securing support from fans across the country.

Teen With Autism Prevails In Mainstreaming Dispute

A 13-year-old with autism will be allowed to attend his neighborhood middle school after waging an online protest against a school district plan to segregate him.

Homecoming King With Cerebral Palsy Takes First Steps

When his school rallied to vote him homecoming king, a Florida high school senior with cerebral palsy responded with a surprise of his own. He took his very first steps in public.

Bullied Girl With Special Needs Finds Unlikely Defenders

When Chy Johnson, who has a brain disorder, faced a torrent of bullies, she found an unexpected set of heroes in her high school’s football team.

Study: Inclusion May Not Be Best After All

Inclusion is often believed to be the best option for students with disabilities, but a new study calls into question whether or not the practice truly leads to better outcomes long term.

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