Monday, September 20, 2010

Driving Inclusion in Special Education

RACINE, Wis. -- Jeff Timm has witnessed classrooms where special education and regular education students are taught together, and he's come away a believer in the practice.
In the 1980s Timm's son Kevin, who has Down syndrome, was educated in a Delaware school district that placed him in a regular classroom. The district practiced inclusion, which means instead of sending special education students to separate rooms they left them in regular classrooms to be educated alongside their peers. Timm said that kind of inclusive education made all the difference for Kevin.
"It gave him a chance to be part of a bigger picture," Timm said. "He wasn't secluded. He was included."

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