Inclusive Education is, first and foremost, an attitude, a value and a belief system. It has been defined as a shared value that promotes a single system of education dedicated to ensuring that all students are empowered to become competent and contributing citizens in an integrated, changing and diverse society. (Steve Kukic, Former Director of At-Risk and Special Services, Utah State Department of Education). Since 1992, The Office of Inclusive Education, part of New York City’s District 75, has been supporting students with significant disabilities in their Least Restrictive Environment in accordance with Public Law 94-142 (The Education of All Handicapped Children Act, 1975) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, Reauthorized 1997 and 2004).
Our Mission“Special Education is a Service Not a Place"
Inclusive education for students supported by District 75 is a method of providing special education services in the least restrictive environment (i.e. the general education classroom) and is defined as follows:
For additional information, please refer to: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/District75/Parent+Services/FAQs/ http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/C7A58626-6637-42E7-AD00-70440820661D/0/ContinuumofServices.pdf http://tash.org/ http://www.cec.sped.org/am/template.cfm?section=Home http://www.inclusiveschools.org/http://www.urbanschools.org/publications/consortium_inclusive.html http://www.ascd.org/Default.aspx http://www.wrightslaw.com
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