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  • Transitioning to an Inclusive Setting: Five strategies for districts, schools, and families

    Mary Schuh

    For his first five years in public education, Simon attended a self-contained classroom in the school across town with other students who were labeled with “intellectual disabilities.” Every school day, a bus designated for Simon and his classmates pulled into Simon’s driveway and delivered him to school, where he was met by his special education assistant and escorted to his self-contained classroom.  When he wasn’t working on “life skills” with his class, Simon joined his non-disabled peers for recess on the playground and during music class.  At the end of the school day, he returned hom

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  • Sue Swenson, The Importance of Inclusive Education
  • Barb Buswell, From Parent to Advocate
  • Debra Jennings, Family-School Partnerships