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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.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a grassroots, autistc-run organization that engages with a number of public policy areas affecting autistic and other disabled people, including education. They also have a number of programs in place to support autistic college students in self-advocacy and activism, and have produced resources on the transition to adulthood for autistic youth. 

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

Center on Inclusive Education is part of the University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED) located at the University of New Hampshire. The CIE provides a number of services, including leadership programs, technical assistance, and professional development. They also engage with public policy and a number of community projects, including documentaries and films. See their parent page, the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNHIOD), which provides a university-based focus to improving knowledge, policies, and practices concerning individuals with disabilities and their families.

Including Me in Virginia is a Virginia organization founded in 2015 that works to promote inclusive education in schools through advocacy, parent education, and educator technical assistance. They have a number of resources on their site, including an advocacy toolkit, and hold regular member meetings. 

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.

Perspektiva is a Russia-based NGO founded in 1997 that "aims to promote independence and an improved quality of life for persons with disabilities in the Russian community," including in education. 

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. Established in 2013, SWJ is based in Australia and believes that advertising and media have a powerful role in shaping consciousness and behavior of individuals.

SWIFT Education Center is a "national technical assistance center that builds whole system—state, district, school, and community—capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to improve outcomes for all students." Based at the University of Kansas, SWIFT offers technical assistance and number of resources on their multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework for inclusive education. 

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 disabilties (including the resources that were formerly housed on the NICHY site).

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 postsecondary education for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. For other resources on college accomodations 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.

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