Resources, Special Education
5 of the Best Inclusive Education Websites You Need to Know About
Whether you are a parent, teacher, grandparent or advocate of a child with special needs, these 5 websites will help you gain a strong understanding of inclusive education. In addition to providing you with the concept of inclusive education, the resources here will also offer strategies for inclusion, information about the laws surrounding inclusion, advocacy tips and how to access organizations that support inclusion. The Inclusive Schools Network is a website dedicated to providing resources about inclusive education for educators, families, schools and organizations. The site is highly interactive with school self-assessments, podcasts, and an online glossary of inclusion terms. Schools and families are also encouraged to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week with print materials, activities and planning tools. This site is sure to answer many of your questions about inclusive education or at least point you in the right direction! This site is primarily dedicated to offering information about individuals (children and adults) with learning disabilities. The NCLD promotes inclusion by raising awareness for various learning differences and offers MANY ways in which those learning differences can be positively and effectively supported in the classroom. F or teachers, there is a wealth of information on how to identify LD (learning disability) and strategies successfully instruct a student with LD. For parents, there are checklists, quizzes and tips to support their child at home and school. Thus, by giving all children the same educational opportunities, families and schools can create equitable environments. Wrightslaw has been a resource for the special education community for years, providing information and knowledge about special education law, education law and children with disabilities. In addition, it offers books, training and an advocacy library. In a special section under “LRE/Inclusion”, there are FAQs and a Q & A on when and how inclusion is practiced in the American school system. This area is particularly helpful in dispelling common myths about inclusive education. Finally, you can also learn more about IEPs (Individual Education Plans) and what to expect during IEP meetings, revisions and goal-setting.