Before we hit the pause button and go for a short summer break, we wanted to compile a list of resources to keep you busy for the next couple of weeks. This post contains 100 links to various resources from the web that relate to inclusion and inclusive education. You will want to bookmark this post for future reference because you can easily lose a couple hours with only one or two links. Take your time and enjoy the links and we’ll see you at the end of June!
10 Essential Articles on Inclusive Education
Inclusive Schooling: Are We There Yet? by Julie Causton and George Theoharis
Is inclusion the best approach for special education students? by Cheryl Jorgensen
Inclusion is about attitude by Chris Smeaton
What We Mean When We Talk About Inclusion by the Institute for Community Inclusion
Creating Inclusive Schools For All Students by Julie Causton and George Theoharis
“Our School Doesn’t Offer Inclusion” and Other Legal Blunders Paula Kluth, Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand
Presuming Competence by Douglas Bilken and Jamie Burke
Segregated Programs Versus Integrated Comprehensive Service Delivery for All Learners by Elise Frattura and Colleen A. Capper
their impact on people with disabilities by Michael F. Giangreco
After the Plan by Michael W. Smull
10 Must-Watch Videos about Inclusive Education
SWIFT Domains and Features at Henderson School (SWIFT SCHOOLS)
Education Revolution at SHS Final by Dan Habib
Inclusion The Default At Innovative School (The IDEAL School)
Is Full Inclusion a Good Idea? (EdWeek)
Including Issac by CLC Network/Kala
Thaysa by Dan Habib
Axel by Dan Habib
Disabling Segregation by Dan Habib
10 Movies that Deal with Disability and Inclusion
Including Samuel – Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, “Including Samuel,” chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives.
Who Cares About Kelsey? – Kelsey Carroll has one goal–to graduate from high school–and plenty of reasons why she shouldn’t. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn’t earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. ‘Who Cares About Kelsey?’ is the story of Kelsey’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive ‘problem student’ to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that’s about empowering–not overpowering–our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth.
Hope Is Not A Plan – Hope Is Not A Plan is the story of civil rights in Canada. On July 26, 1990, The American with Disabilities Act was signed and put into effect. It gave American citizens unprecedented legal power over their lives. Canadian citizens. Everyday. Have their civil rights ruthlessly violated by their government. There needs to be change, because… Hope is NOT a Plan.
Music Within – The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.
The Intouchables – After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.
Murderball – Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Wretches & Jabberers – In ‘Wretches & Jabberers and Stories from the Road’, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change prevailing attitudes about disability and intelligence. With limited speech, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, both faced lives of mute isolation in mental institutions or adult disability centers. When they learned as adults to communicate by typing, their lives changed dramatically. Their world tour message is that the same possibility exists for others like themselves. At each stop, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future. Along the way, they reunite with old friends from the USA, expand the isolated world of a talented young painter and make new allies in their cause.
Autism: the Musical – Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.
Death of a Nightingale – Death of a Nightingale is a provocative play within a book. It is like a matryoshka doll. It tells a human story with a challenging interplay of fact, fiction, satire and commentary. It brings to life dry-as-dust issues important in education and, maybe, even more important beyond it. Which is the wiser mantra in education – Equality or Equity? How far does declaring a “Right” provide the protection of “a Right”? Is this generation properly mindful of the legacy it is bequeathing?
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – A journalist paralyzed by a stroke finds an unexpected way to communicate. This powerful true tale of human resilience was named on numerous year-end 10 Best lists.
Temple Grandin – “Based on the writings by its title subject, HBO Films’ Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America’s most remarkable success stories.”
10 Resource Books about Inclusive Education
From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms by Paula Kluth and Sheila Danaher M.S.Ed.
From Text Maps to Memory Caps: 100 More Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms by Paula Kluth
Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning by Loui Nelson
Modifying Schoolwork, Third Edition by Rahcel Janney
The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom by Cheryl M. Jorgensen Ph.D., Michael McSheehan, Rae M. Sonnenmeier Ph.D.
The Principal’s Handbook for Leading Inclusive Schools by Julie Causton and George Theoharis
Teaching Transition Skills in Inclusive Schools by Teresa Grossi Ph.D., Cassandra M. Cole Ed.D.
Strategic Co-Teaching in Your School: Using the Co-Design Model by Richael Barger-Anderson Ed.D., Robert S. Isherwood Ed.D., Joseph Merhaut Ed.D.
“You’re Going to Love This Kid!” Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition by Paula Kluth
Bringing ABA into Your Inclusive Classroom A Guide to Improving Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Debra Leach
10 Must Read Posts from Think Inclusive
10 Podcast Episodes on Inclusive Education
10 Blogs You Should Follow For Information about Inclusive Education
10 Resource Websites on Inclusion
10 Inclusion Related Facebook Pages To Like
10 Twitter Accounts Worth Following for Inclusion Related Tweets
Monica Braat @mom2mikey Inclusion facilitator for k-12 students with complex needs. Mom to an amazing wii-loving 15 year old who reminds me every day about what really matters.
Inclusion Press @InclusionPress from Inclusion.com
Inclusion Advocates @emavrip Education. Community. High Expectations. Belonging. Diversity. Advocacy. Inclusion. Cincinnati, Ohio
Zachary Fenell @zacharyfenell Freelance writer especially interested in writing about disabilities, music, and Indians baseball. My memoir Off Balanced explores teen life with a disability.
Lisa Friedman @mom2mitchshayna Jewish Educator, Special Educator, Jewish Special Educator, wife, mom, teacher, friend
TP Guide to Autism @thinkingautism Autism: What you need to know – From autistic people, professionals, and parents.
Paula Kluth @PaulaKluth Consultant, teacher, author, advocate and scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities.
Brookes Publishing @BrookesPubCo Brookes Publishing believes that all people—regardless of ability, background, learning difference, or life challenge—deserve to meet their potential.