For Educators

10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students

Inclusive school communities are educational settings in which students with disabilities have opportunities to participate and receive support in all aspects of school life alongside peers who do not have disabilities. In an inclusive system, special educators, specialized instructional support personnel, general educators, and other education personnel work together to address the needs of students with disabilities. By collaborating, these educators better support the learning and participation of all students. Furthermore, research demonstrates that a learning community is better, richer, and more effective when students with disabilities are full participants.

10 Research-Based Tips for Enhancing Literacy Instruction for Students With Intellectual Disability

A set of 10 research-based tips for special education teachers, general education teachers, and other members of IEP teams to consider when planning literacy instruction for students with ID in order to maximize student outcomes.

All About Me Booklet for Students

This booklet was designed by the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City to help you welcome your new student. 

Down Syndrome Education International

DSE transforms the lives of young people with Down syndrome by improving understanding of their learning needs and by helping families and professionals to provide effective support, early intervention and education. Our goal is to improve outcomes for all children with Down syndrome, helping them to lead more independent, productive and fulfilling lives.

DS Specialists training

The Down Syndrome Specialist Training provides advanced training on Down syndrome and how it can affect the learning process and academic performance. It trains participants on strategies and supports that have been proven to be successful for exceptional learners, especially in an inclusive environment.

Equipping Your School with Transition Tennessee

Dr. Erik Carter Professor, of Special Education at Vanderbilt presents how to equip your school special education program with Transition Tennessee

Inclusive Schooling

Inclusive Schooling is an engaging community for educators, administrators and parents who seek to create more inclusive schools.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21. OSEP, directly and through its partners and grantees, develops a wide range of research-based products, publications, and resources to assist states, local district personnel, and families to improve results for students with disabilities.

Implementing Inclusion in Education from the National Down Syndrome Society

Inclusive education is more than mainstreaming. Mainstreaming implies that a student from a separate special education class visits the regular classroom for specific, usually non-academic, subjects. Inclusion is an educational process by which all students, including those with disabilities, are educated together for all, or at least most, of the school day. 

Key Advice from Behavioral Expert

Award-Winning Behavioral Expert Shares Key Advice, Dennis McGuire, Ph.D., two-time recipient of Global’s Award of Excellence—in Medical Outreach and Psychology—and co-author of Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome and The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome, shares three important takeaways regarding behavioral health in people with Down syndrome.

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