Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Inclusive Schools

02/06/2016 | Published by: Kelly Mastin

Inclusion means different things to different people. Inclusion usually means kids with disabilities in class and learning with kids without disabilities.

Schools are making strides in inclusion and have a variety of students with disabilities. They are exploring different ways of making the schools inclusive. Educators and parents continue to talk about how to successfully educate children together.

There are articles, videos, and events that celebrate inclusive classrooms. There is also information and training about inclusive practices. Each year, Inclusive Schools Week highlights schools and teachers who are doing a great job. The event occurs in December. Organizations around the country recognize the week in different ways. Visit the Inclusive Schools Network for the latest celebration activities, downloads and products.

Below you will find additional helpful links that encourage and explain inclusion.

Inclusive Education in Film

  • Are you having a hard time imagining students with disabilities in the general education setting? Do you need to see what it looks like? Then check out these five videos. They will most definitely show that inclusive education is really a good thing.

Thought provoking articles 

Upcoming Conferences

Guidance 

  • The SWIFT Field Guide can be used by any school or family that is interested in school wide inclusion. Each film gives a quick overview of a SWIFT feature and shows real examples. The films have discussion guides and questions for school staff. The discussion guide helps schools apply the SWIFT features in their own school communities. The Field Guide also includes "Steps to Get You Started," helpful resources and PowerPoint presentations. 

You can search for more information about inclusion on our Find Services, Groups and Events page.

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