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Addressing the Paraprofessional Dilemma in an Inclusive School: A Program Description
This article offers an in-depth description of one elementary school over a 3-year period and includes authentic perspectives for schools facing similar challenges as they seek to extend inclusive schooling opportunities.
Author: Michael F. Giangreco, Carter S. Smith, and Elaine Pinckney
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Positive School Culture/Climate
This resource explains the benefits of developing a positive school culture, includes National School Culture Standards, and features a demonstration video from Arizonaís Villa Montessori Charter School.
Publication Date: May 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships
This resource explains how Humboldt Elementary shares student reading data with parents so they understand it and can better work with the school to increase reading achievement.
Publication Date: June 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

Final Report: Paraprofessional Support of Students With Disabilities in General Education
This final report provides information about a model demonstration project to advance the effective use of paraprofessionals to support students with disabilities in general education classes.
Author: Michael F. Giangreco
Publication Date: October 1, 2003
Publisher: The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs

Learning Disabilities: Use of Paraprofessionals
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for use by education agencies in developing rules and guidelines for use of paraprofessionals within programs serving individuals with learning disabilities.
Authors: National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Maximize Paraprofessional Services for Students with Learning Disabilities
This article offers suggestions for improving the way the paraprofessional works with students.
Author: Nancy French
Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: LD OnLine, National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities 

NEA Paraeducator Handbook
This handbook provides information for understanding the important roles paraeducators assume in supporting teaching and learning in the nationís schools and how they may be supported in carrying out their responsibilities.
Publisher: National Education Association

Teaming and Partnering to Improve Results for Children and Youth with Disabilities
This manual provides paraeducators and teachers information regarding roles and responsibilities and a plan to meet the needs of the teacher, paraeducators, and students.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education

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