MCIE is a nonprofit that envisions a society where neighborhood schools welcome all learners and create the foundation for inclusive communities. As the official blog of MCIE, Think Inclusive is part of MCIE’s mission to help provide free resources about inclusive education to those who want to build a more inclusive world. Below are four fantastic resources from MCIE you might have missed that can assist you on your journey to inclusion.
MCIE’s White Paper: Placement of Learners With Disabilities In the Least Restrictive Environment by Dr. Carol Quirk and Alice K. Nelson
This 21-page document goes through the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (including amendments to the law), a thorough explanation of the LRE, case law that supports inclusive placements, as well as calls-to-action for district and school leadership teams to transform their practices.
In cooperation with the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Roots of Inclusion, this is the PowerPoint for Dr. Carol Quirk's 90-minute presentation about building a culture of inclusion and belonging in the state of Washington and beyond.
This 25-item survey is a tool for assessing staff attitudes and beliefs about including students with disabilities in general education classes in their neighborhood school.
This 18-page PDF provides links to articles, podcasts, webinars, and other resources that educators can use to help them with in-person and online teaching.
For more resources from MCIE, visit www.mcie.org/mcie-resources.
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Kayla Kingston is the Communications Specialist for MCIE. A recent graduate of the University of Dayton, she loves reading, writing, and supporting all things inclusion.