Inclusion is belonging. The spirit of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has never been that disabled students are merely visitors in general education. Special education (and more specifically inclusive education) is about giving students access to the education received by their non-disabled peers to the maximum extent possible. Take a look at this stair case (Robson Square in Vancouver, BC). There are ramps built into the stairs so that people who use wheelchairs, walkers, or even strollers, can access this public area and enjoy whatever it has to offer. Inevitably, people with and without disabilities use these...Read More
Author: Tim Villegas
Think Inclusive Podcast #014: Inclusive vs. Isolated Special Education Schools and Classrooms with Emily Ladau & Kyle Khachadurian (The Accessible Stall Podcast)
Today we have Emily and Kyle from the Accessible Stall Podcast (which if you are going to listen to any other podcast related to inclusion and disability – this is the one!) They keep it real about issues within the disability community. We talk about how and why they started The Accessible Stall. Also, we have a very interesting conversation about inclusive versus isolated special education schools and classrooms.Read More
In 2012, we posted an image about inclusion on social media that was easily misunderstood. We share some misinterpretations and finally the correct one.Read More
Before inclusive education was part of the educational landscape, special and general educators had different roles. Here are a few ways that the roles of special and general educators have evolved.Read More
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