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.
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.
Maryland Learning Links is the Maryland State Department of Education/Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services resource website for educators, families, and others concerned about special education in Maryland. The site contains lot of great information on UDL, Co-Teaching, and Early Learning, among many other topics. You can also review the MSDE Strategic Plan for Special Education and Early Intervention Services.
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 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.
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.
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