Helpful Websites

We've compiled a list below of nationally-known entities that are leaders in inclusive education. Know of a deserving group that should be included on our list? Feel free to nominate them today! And remember to check back here often as we are constantly updating this section.

Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education is a nationwide multi-stakeholder alliance of people and organisations working together to implement an inclusive education system and remove the legal, structural and attitudinal barriers that limit the rights of some students, including many students with disability, to access full inclusive education in regular classrooms in Australian schools.

CAST produces educational research and works to promote and expand learning opportunities through Universal Design for Learning.

Kids Together, Inc is an all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting inclusive communities. They offer a wide range of inclusion resources and educational research for children and adults with disabilities.

National Inclusion Project provides innovative programs and strategic partnerships to help develop inclusive communities nationwide.

Ollibean provides access to online forums and communities, information about inclusion-related causes, and a wide variety of free resources for learning about inclusive education.

Open Books Open Doors provides education and inspiration for teaching reading to students with Down syndrome. They offer resources for parents and teachers on best practices in literacy instruction.

Paula Kluth works with educators and schools to create and promote inclusive schooling through environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.

PEAK Parent Center provides services to families and professionals to help all people with disabilities live rich, active lives participating as full members of their schools and communities.

TASH advocates for the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities through research, professional development, and policy. It provides information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates.

The Inclusive Class offers and promotes strategies for teaching in an inclusive classroom. Its radio show features prominent guests from the inclusive education community.

The IRIS Center works nationally to provide resources for educators and professional development providers about students with disabilities.

The National Center on Universal Design for Learning works to cultivate and enhance the field of UDL.

The Parent Center Hub contains a variety of publications and other resources about children and youth with disabilities (including the resources that were formerly housed on the NICHY site).

Starting with Julius  is committed to the equal representation of people with disability in advertising, media and beyond and the use of empowering and inclusive imagery and messages.

Think College is an initiative of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. They focus on research, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination on post-secondary education for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. For other resources on college accommodations and supports for students with disabilities, check out  http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/

Think Inclusive was designed to "create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates) to promote ideas, innovation and inspiration" for inclusive education.

University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNHIOD) provides a university-based focus to improving knowledge, policies, and practices concerning individuals with disabilities and their families.