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Resources on Inclusive Schools

Find more resources regarding inclusive schools and inclusion on this page.


District and Site Level Self-Assessment Tools

This is a resource for schools to use from Building Inclusive Schools: Tools and Strategies for Success.

Inclusive Schools Network

The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices.

Creating an Inclusive School Environment: A Model for School Leaders
The California Department of Education (CDE) and The IRIS Center are pleased to announce Creating an Inclusive School Environment: A Model for School Leaders. The module, developed in collaboration with Pearl Sims of Vanderbilt University, offers a general overview of the concepts that principals should consider when creating inclusive schools.

Least Restrictive Environment Resource Project
The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Resources Project develops resources for use by districts and sites to improve services for all students.

Inclusion Works!

Inclusion Works! is a new California Department of Education publication designed to provide guidance on proven strategies that promote belonging and inclusion for all children.

Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Programs
This web site provides information on inclusive child-care and other related topics.

ABILITY Awareness
ABILITY Awareness has been working to build a world of inclusion for people with health conditions or disabilities. By creating highly visible opportunities for people with disabilities to showcase their skills and talents, ABILITY Awareness is committed to demonstrating their potential as volunteers, mentors and employees, while shattering age-old paradigms.

Including Samuel
This award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles a family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families.

Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, provides professional development, classroom activities, teaching kits and other resources.

ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.

The Paraprofessional's Role in Inclusive Classrooms 

 This manual and the accompanying video, “The Paraprofessional’s Role in Inclusive Classrooms”, provides introductory information on the roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals who are supporting students with disabilities in general education classrooms.