Inclusionary Practices

4 Benefits of Inclusive Classrooms
This article explains that in an inclusive classroom, general education teachers and special education teachers work together to meet the needs of all students and all students benefit from the resources available.
Publisher: Understood

10 Examples of Inclusion: For Those Who Need To See It To Believe It
Inclusion looks different depending on each school and student. This webpage offers 10 videos that are good examples on how particular schools put inclusion into practice.
Publication Date: May 2014
Publisher: Center for Parent Information and Resources

A Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources
This guide is intended to provide parents, teachers, administrators, and other interested parties with a general understanding of school climate, school climate improvement activities, and the availability of additional resources.
Publication Date: April 2019
Publisher: U. S Department of Education

Common Vocabulary in Inclusive Schools
This interactive slideshow teaches parents the common vocabulary used when discussing inclusive opportunities so that they are well equipped to have these discussions with school and district staff.
Publisher: Stetson and Associates

Dispelling the Myths of Inclusive Education
The purpose of this document is to share and dispel several common myths about inclusive education for students with disabilities.
Publication Date: Spring 2014
Publisher: TASH

Inclusion Q & A: A Parent’s Guide
This article discusses the advantages of inclusion for children with a learning disability and students without a learning disability in a general education classroom.
Author: Jerome J. Schultz
Publisher: LDOnline

Raising Special Kids Help and Hope for Families
Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information, and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children.
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Raising Special Kids

Signs of an Inclusive School: A Parent’s Perspective on the Meaning and Value of Authentic Inclusion
This article, written from a parent's perspective, highlights a series of questions that school leadership, educators, and families can ask themselves in reflecting on whether their schools offer authentically inclusive experiences. Included are strategies and ideas that schools have used with this parent's child to create and strengthen academically and socially inclusive educational opportunities for all students.
Author: Beth Swedeen Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus

Strategies for Success: What Parents Need to Know About Quality Inclusion for ALL Children
This webinar will increase awareness of the benefits of inclusion and offer strategies and resources to enable families and educators to support and increase inclusive opportunities for children with disabilities.
Publication Date: September 2017
Publisher: SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

Through Your Child’s Eyes
These videos have students talking about their challenges and experts offering tips on how parents can support struggling students. Hear about reading challenges from students in second, fifth, and eighth grades; math challenges from students in first, sixth, and tenth grades; writing challenges from students in first, fifth, and twelfth grades; attention challenges from students in second, fourth, and eleven grades; and organization challenges from students in second, fifth, and ninth grades.
Publisher: Understood

What Is Inclusion and Why Is It Important?
This webpage includes video, audio, and information explaining inclusion and the importance to serving students with disabilities in the general education classroom.
Publisher: IRIS Center, Vanderbilt University

Who’s Who in Your Child's School
This article provides a selected list of who's who at your school: the teaching and administrative staff as well as organizations at the district level.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Reading Rockets