This section provides educators and families with strategies, tools, resources, and leadership development in order to promote inclusive learning environments for students with special needs.
ADD in School
Offers hundreds of school classroom intervention strategies for students ages 5-18 who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.
An Asthma Treatment Plan for use in schools and afterschool programs created by The Pediatric/Adult Ashtma Coalition of New Jersey.
Funded by the Ca. Department of Education, the California After School Resource Center offers useful strategies, action steps and resources to support inclusion. The website also offers free training modules to download and use with site staff on ADHD, Autism, and Working with Families. An Inclusion Quality Self-Assessment Tool is also available.
Center for Emerging Leadership
Provides resources for people with disabilities created by People with Disabilities related to self advocacy, goal setting and disability rights. Mainly for San Diego, CA area.
The Center for Inclusive Child Care
The Center for Inclusive Child Care is run by Concordia University in Minnesota. CICC offers many free on line info modules and self study programs to support inclusion on a variety of topics. Continuing Education Credits are available at a nominal fee.
Common Questions about Child Care and the ADA is a resource guide published by the US Department of Justice. It describes legal requirements under Title 2 for afterschool programs not operated by public schools.
Connecting to Success: Mentoring through Technology to Promote Student Achievement
Connecting to Success (CTS) is an innovative model for mentoring that connects young people with disabilities to caring adults in the community. In this model, the primary communication between mentor and mentee is through e-mail with occasional face-to-face meetings incorporated into the program. CTS was developed by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) at the University of Minnesota. The goal of CTS is to help youth develop social competence, academic motivation, career awareness, and improved reading and writing skills.
Disability History Museum
The Disability History Museum aims to provide all site visitors, people with and without disabilities, researchers, teachers and students, with a wide array of tools to help deepen their understanding of human variation and difference, and to expand appreciation of how vital to our common life the experiences of people with disabilities have always been.
Disability is Natural is operated by Kathie Snow a parent, author and speaker. The website has wonderful information including an extensive list of internet resources.
The Emerging Leaders Web site highlights internship and leadership development opportunities for students with disabilities.
The Empowerment Zone Guide to Disability Etiquette
A simple guide to disability etiquette.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
ERIC-the Education Resources Information Center provides an online digital library of educational resources and information. Internet based bibliographic full text database of education research and information.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a free medication administration curriculum and a curriculum for managing infectious diseases designed for early education and child care professionals.
KIT/Kids Included Together
For over 16 years Kids Included Together has been helping organizations engage youth with and without disabilities through encouragement and practical strategies for inclusion. KIT hosts the National Training Center on Inclusion, has a series of YouTube videos, an E-newsletter on inclusion and a national conference.
LD online offer suggestions in "Boosting Inclusion in After School Activities with Assistive Technology and Supplemental Services".
The National Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) offers brief, but detailed fact sheets (in English and Spanish) on characteristics of specific disabilities, and offers tips for parents and teachers.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Serving the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Here, you’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. Their State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state. Read and freely share their many articles and publications, sign up for our newsletter, and write or call us for more personalized assistance.
The National Inclusion Project in North Carolina was started by Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel. NIP partners with communities by providing funding for programs seeking to include ALL children. Grant submission accepted March - July.
National Services Inclusion Project
The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP), a Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) training and technical assistance provider, is here to meet all of your training and technical assistance needs on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities as active participants in your national service program.
National Youth Leadership Network
The only national organization run by young people with disabilities to promote inclusion and advocacy.
New Horizons for Learning
An educational based non-profit, New Horizons provides information about special needs students and inclusive learning environments. Their data ranges from Parental Information, law, staff and development, to strategies for the inclusive classroom.
One Place for Special Needs
The premise behind the One Place for Special Needs Web site is simple-- if we are all together in one place, we can become an enormous think tank of shared resources, knowledge and experience. From this Web site you can find families in your own neighborhood, add resources, disability organizations, events and discussion topics. You can also start your own online community or join existing groups for support and friendship.
A sample care plan for children with special health needs from the State of New Jersey. This plan is to be completed by a health care provider and includes medication information, special medical equipment, emergency care, and other necessary information for caring for a child with special health needs.
Sharp Ideas has resources and research on supporting inclusion and civic engagement. These publications describe legal responsibilities for school and non-school operated afterschool programs, list best practices, and provide real life stories of inclusion.
Special Olympics - Project UNIFY
Project UNIFY is a U.S. national project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its goal is to activate young people around the country in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change — fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.
Teachervision – Behavior Management in Inclusive Classrooms
Provides questions to ask when handling a situation and strategies to deal with behavioral problems in an inclusion classroom.