During December 2011 over 100 Flagler County school support staff attended a professional development opportunity offered by the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)/UNF and Flagler County Schools’ Superintendent’s Office. This training provided team-building activities to enhance school operations and improve customer service. County-wide support staff members learned how they could build positive attitudes and actions to create warm, nurturing, and inclusive environments for students, families, and staff.
Participants got acquainted and shared with others across schools and grade levels as they engaged in activities like modeling inclusive practices. Focusing on the idea that student success is impacted by positive actions and attitudes, the group walked away feeling inspired and ready to implement new strategies at their schools and offices!
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NICHCY (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) offers a wealth of information on disabilities. It is a national source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth. You can sign up for their newsletter to gain free articles and publications as well as other assistance.
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National Inclusion Project
Through innovative programs and strategic partnerships, the Inclusion Project leads the way for inclusive communities nationwide. "Let’s ALL Play" provides a program model for recreational programs seeking to improve the way they implement inclusion. "Together We Make a Difference" is an effective service learning curriculum tool that teachers and program providers can use to help all children make an impact. Grants are offered for those seeking to make a difference in their communities with inclusive programs and families seeking to benefit from inclusive programs.
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Building Inclusive Schools
Building Inclusive Schools (BIS) is an on-demand, eLearning module that provides an overview of effective inclusive practices for students with disabilities. The module is comprised of five separate learning sessions that can be viewed or reviewed at any time that is convenient for you and the best part is it's free!.
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