This article addresses research showing “that children with and without disabilities do better in inclusive classrooms [, and that] . . . [t]he fear that some kids will be slowed down by kids with disabilities is just not true.”
As we at snkids.org HOPE for a shift toward widespread inclusive practices in our schools, the realities of gaps in teacher and school-wide supports (in the form of PD, aides, administrative participation, etc) and known stigmas impacting students with special needs… will be just a couple of the hurdles we’ll have to overcome, but we’re up for the challenge because giving ALL kids access to challenging curriculum, high expectations for success, and the opportunity for better outcomes is worth it!