Before 1975, inclusive education was unthinkable. Most students with disabilities like autism and Down syndrome were educated in separate schools or institutions, often with little exposure to their same-age peers.

While inclusive education has become more prevalent across the United States, many districts still segregate students by disability in special education classrooms. In these classrooms, the curriculum is often watered down, adequately trained staff are difficult to find, and models for behavior and communication are loathsomely absent.

Then there are schools like theĀ CHIME Institute.