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Included: Damian’s Story of Authentic Inclusion

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

Beginning in 2011, Damian began the transition from spending most of this day in a self-contained classroom to being fully included in general education. These two videos give a brief overview of his story.


While Damian’s inclusion story is not unique, it is certainly not the norm. As educators, parents, and advocates for inclusion, we must strive to provide inclusive opportunities for all of our students. There is simply no reason not to start this process (even if it is gradual).


Tim Villegas is the Director of Communications for MCIE. Editor-in-Chief of Think Inclusive, and the host of the Think Inclusive Podcast. Follow him on Twitter @TheRealTimVegas.


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