RESOURCES

 

Helpful Websites

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

 

CAST is a multifaceted organization that aims to bust barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. They help educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.

 

Center on Inclusive Education at the University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability, promotes a variety of professional learning opportunities and a vision for including all learners. 

 

Center for Parent Information & Resources is the central “hub” of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities.

 

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is a nonprofit organization of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals who work to protect the legal and civil rights of and secure excellence in education on behalf of tens of thousands of students with disabilities and their families each year at the national, state and local levels.

 

Educating All Learners Alliance is working to create community, coalesce conversations, and curate resources to serve all learners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Include Me provides on-site, intensive training and technical assistance to school districts, teachers, and families in Pennsylvania to increase their capacity to educate students with significant disabilities in general education classes and typical preschool settings.

 

Inclusion Press is a collection of articles, videos, books – resources that summarize both the evolution and practice of inclusion – as told by many of the key authors and developers of Person Centered Practices – Circles of Support, MAPS, PATH, and more.

 

Inclusive Schooling, co-founded by Julie Causton, PhD and Kate MacLeod, PhD, offers live and online courses, workshops, presentations and innovative support focused on creating and supporting more inclusive schools.

 

IRIS Center offers a wide variety of resources and services to suit a diverse set of instructional needs and circumstances.

 

Kids Together, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting inclusive communities. Their goal is to remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities by supporting the belief that children with disabilities, like all children, have the need to be welcomed, cherished and embraced in our communities.

 

National Inclusion Project works with community organizations and recreational programs, providing them with the training, tools, and support they need so that children with disabilities can be included in all of their activities and programs. 

 

Ollibean is a dynamic community of parents, families and advocates in the disability community working together for a more socially just, accessible and inclusive world.

 

Open Books Open Doors provides free literacy screenings for Connecticut children with Down syndrome in pre-school through grade 3 as well as resources for parents and teachers on best practices in literacy instruction for students with Down syndrome.

 

Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners.

 

PEAK Parent Center is a nonprofit that has been serving families and self-advocates across the State of Colorado, and beyond, since 1986 to ensure that all people with disabilities are fully included in their neighborhood schools, communities, employment, and all walks of life.

 

Starting with Julius works with social media, traditional media, and companies to positively influence marketing messages and raise consciousness about representation and portrayal of disability.

 

Supporting Inclusive Practices provides tiered technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) focused on building, implementing, sustaining, monitoring, and scaling up evidence-based practices within integrated educational systems to increase inclusion of PreK – 22 age students with disabilities in general education settings.

 

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. They are passionate about transforming U.S. public education so that all students are welcomed and included in their neighborhood schools and age appropriate general education classrooms with support.

 

TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. They work to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates.

 

The Inclusive Class offers and promotes strategies for teaching in an inclusive classroom.

 

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities. With a commitment to equity and excellence, they support evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

 

TIES Center is a national technical assistance center on inclusive practices and policies. It works with states, districts, and schools to support the movement of students with disabilities from less inclusive to more inclusive environments.

 

Understood is a non-profit dedicated to serving the millions of families of kids who learn and think differently. Their programs for families, educators, and young adults focus on empowering people who learn and think differently and those who support them, offering customized, accessible resources and a compassionate community.

 

University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (UNHIOD) provides a university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with disabilities and their families and is New Hampshire’s University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED).

Inclusion is not a place. To be included is to feel a sense of belonging and to participate in activities available to all others in our community. The result of inclusion is motivation, engagement, and achievement.

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