Resources for Youth

Title Quick-Guide #4 in Quick-Guides to Inclusion:
Supporting Friendships for All Students
Author Carol Tashie and Zach Rossetti
Publisher Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Inc. (2002)
Summary This article, from Michael Giangreco’s Quick-Guides to Inclusion presents 10 guidelines for supporting high school students with disabilities to have real friends and authentic social relationships. It speaks directly to teachers and what they can to do promote this goal.
URL www.brookespublishing.com
Title Why Not Community Based Instruction?
Author Carol Tashie and Mary Schuh
Publisher Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire (1993)
Summary This newsletter article provides a rationale for not removing students with disabilities from the mainstream of high school general education instruction in order to teach them functional living skills. It provides several suggestions for how those skills can be taught in natural contexts in school and in community settings alongside nondisabled classmates.
File PDF // 580 KB
Title Part of the Community: Strategies for Including Everyone
Chapter Supporting Students with Emotional Disabilities in General Education Classrooms
Author Herb Lovett
Publisher Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. (2000)
Summary This book chapter describes how the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire worked with several school districts to develop and implement proactive strategies and supports for students identified as “seriously emotionally handicapped” to be members of general education classrooms.
File PDF // 976 KB
Title IMPACT 2003 – Inclusive Education
Author Multiple authors of multiple articles
Publisher Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 2003
Summary This newsletter issue presents articles on the rationale for inclusion, including students with the most significant disabilities, teaching to diversity in an age of high stakes testing, the leadership role of special education directors, collaborative teaming, middle and high school inclusion, and more.
URL ici.umn.edu
Title The Least Dangerous Assumption: A Challenge to Create a New Paradigm.
Author Cheryl M. Jorgensen
Publisher Disability Solutions (2005)
Summary This article suggests that inclusive education will not be successful until people change their attitudes and assumptions about the competence of children and youth with disabilities. It suggests that the “least dangerous assumption” is to presume that all students can learn the general education curriculum in the general education classroom.
File PDF // 712 KB
Title Back Off!
Publisher Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (2005)
Summary This brief article argues that assigning 1:1 paraprofessionals has negative unintended consequences for students with significant disabilities and suggests alternatives to this model of support delivery. Adapted from “Helping or hovering? Effects of instructional assistant proximity on students with disabilities.”
URL questia.com
Title Qualities of Inclusive Education Leaders
Author The planning committee of the Parent/Self-Advocate Strand of the New England Inclusive Education Leadership Summit: CarolAnn Edscorn, Dan Habib, Anne Huff, Emily Huff, Keith Jones, Trey Latulippe and Linda Quintanilha
Publisher Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire (2009)
Summary A brainstormed list of the qualities of effective leadership for inclusive education
File PDF // 40 KB
Title Actions for Inclusion
Author The planning committee of the Parent/Self-Advocate Strand of the New England Inclusive Education Leadership Summit (CarolAnn Edscorn, Dan Habib, Anne Huff, Emily Huff, Keith Jones, Trey Latulippe and Linda Quintanilha) and Summit participants
Publisher Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire (2009)
Summary A brainstormed list of actions for inclusive education.
File PDF // 68 KB
Title New England Inclusive Education Leadership Summit Guide
Author Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
Publisher Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire (2009)
Summary Program from the New England Inclusive Education Leadership Summit on April 10, 2009. Includes conference schedule, strand descriptions, planning committee members, and research and online resources on inclusive education.
File PDF // 1.5 MB
Title MAPS: A plan for including all children in schools
Author Kansas State Board of Education
Publisher Kansas State Board of Education (1992)
Summary The MAPS process can help families, professionals, and a special student’s peers find ways to fully include the student in school, in a classroom with classmates who are the same age. MAPS is different from some other planning tools because in it participants focus on what the student can do, instead of on his or her weakness.
URL www.circleofinclusion.org
Title MAPS Sample Agenda
Author Wood-Lewis Family
Publisher Wood-Lewis Family (2009)
Summary The MAPS process can help families, professionals, and a special student’s peers find ways to fully include the student in school, in a classroom with classmates who are the same age. MAPS is different from some other planning tools because in it participants focus on what the student can do, instead of on his or her weakness.
File PDF // 36 KB
Title Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Making learning accessible and engaging for all students
Author National Education Association
Publisher National Education Association (2009)
Summary In today’s dynamic, diverse classrooms, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) offers all educators and students an exciting opportunity to use strategies and technologies that bridge the gap in learner skills, interests, and needs.
File PDF // 128 KB
Title Summary of Research on Inclusive Education
Author Cheryl M. Jorgensen
Publisher Institute on Disability
Summary A summary of studies showing the benefits of inclusive education.
File PDF // 92 KB
Title Parent Letter to Peers
Author Wood-Lewis Family
Publisher Wood-Lewis Family (2006)
Summary A family’s start-of-school letter to the students and families in their son Ben’s class.
File PDF // 56 KB
Title I’m Tyler
Author Tyler
Publisher imtyler.org
Summary “I’m Tyler...don’t be surprised” is a peek into a real kid’s life where people just like you have realized what a kid CAN do is much more important than what he can’t.
URL imtyler.org
Title A Parent’s Letter: Education Issues for Parents of Students with Developmental Disabilities
Author Linda Quintanilha
Publisher The Clipboard, Monadnock Developmental Services (2008)
Summary A letter from a parent to her community members about the educational choices she has made for her daughter with autism.
File PDF // 80 KB
Title Creating Inclusive Schools
Author Julie Causton-Theoharis and George Theoharis
Publisher The School Administrator (2008)
Summary An education for children with disabilities that, as one principal puts it, offers “nothing separate, no special spaces, no special teachers.”
URL aasa.org
Title Early Childhood Inclusion: A Joint Position of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Author Various
Publisher National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) at the FPG Child Development Institute
Summary The collection of resources on early childhood inclusion developed through a collaborative national process that was coordinated by the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI) at the FPG Child Development Institute. It was released in 2009 and is available for download.
URL community.fpg.unc.edu
Title Inclusive Education and Implications for Policy: The State of the Art and the Promise
Author TASH Members
Publisher TASH
Summary An overview of the state of inclusive education in the United States, published in July 2009 for a TASH Congresssional Briefing on Inclusive Education.
File PDF // 616 KB
Title Paths to Inclusion
Author Marvin Laster, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Carla Kress, City of Eden Prairie, MN; Sally Prouty & Kara Smith, The Corps Network; Kate Gottlieb Kingswell, Girl Scouts of the USA; Carol Kochhar-Bryant, George Washington University; Ryan Easerly, The HSC Foundation; Torrie Dunlap, Kids Included Together; Kevin Webb, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation; Lynn Anderson, SUNY Cortland; Barb Trader, TASH; Greg Lais & Amy Sandeen, Wilderness Inquiry
Publisher IncludingAllKids.org
Summary On their pathway in life, young people often participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, from sports to clubs to internships. But for youth with disabilities, opportunities may be few or available only in segregated settings. This publication is designed as a guide to expanding those opportunities by helping you—as a youth program leader or volunteer—learn how to make your organization fully accessible to all young people.
File PDF // 2 MB