Core Principles of Inclusion
Inclusion isn’t something that you “do.” It’s a belief. It’s a civil right, especially for students with disabilities. It is reflected in the culture of a school , and it involves basic principles such as presuming competence and making the least dangerous assumption. It is a set of everyday practices that result in positive student outcomes and it has benefits for students with and without disabilities, teachers, administrators and families. Use and share the resources on this page to learn and start discussions about the core principles of inclusion.
The Inclusion Story
What is Inclusion?
An overview of the foundations of inclusion, with essential concepts and frameworks needed to promote an inclusive school culture.
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Building Inclusive Schools module
Building Inclusive Schools (BIS) is a 10-hour independent study course that provides information to assist district and school administrators, teachers, and other stakeholders in creating and supporting an inclusive school culture for all students. Units lead participants through a brief viewing of disability history, establishing a vision and processes for an inclusive school culture, focusing on the components of universal education, and implementing specially designed instruction and individual supports so that all students with disabilities exit school as college, career, and life ready.
The Building Inclusive Schools 10-hour independent study course can be viewed at: https://fl-pda.org/#/home under Independent Courses.