(A) Students with Disabilities are Integrated 

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- Students with Disabilities are Engaged in the School Community

- Students are in the Least Restrictive Environment (LD and ED Students in LRE 3)

Implementation Keys

Important Questions

Tools and Resources

Resources & Information


1. IDEA Training: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities Training Curriculum on IDEA Opens in a new window.


2. Descriptions and Resources about Various Disabilities


3. Article about Curriculum Access for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities Opens in a new window.


4. TASH – A disability advocacy group with resources on inclusive education and free publications Opens in a new window.


Inclusive Practice Planning Surveys


5. Integration / Inclusion Indicator Checklist – Staff Survey PDF icon.


6. Parent Involvement Survey PDF icon.


Available OSES Trainings


7. LRE, IDEA, & Corey H. Overview

Understands the Least Restrictive Environment and Inclusion

  • Has staff received an overview of LRE and IDEA?
  • Do staff understand what Inclusion is?
  • Do staff understand the disabilities of the students they are teaching?

Instills a belief in the Least Restrict Environment and Inclusion

  • Are students with disabilities and their families treated as members of the school community?
  • Are students with disabilities integrated for all non-academics and participating in extra-curriculars?
  • Are parents of students with disabilities invited and attending LSC meetings?
  • Are special education staff treated as members of the teaching community?
Establishes a plan for promoting Inclusive Practices
  • Is the school leadership team supportive of inclusion in concrete and identifiable ways?
  • Is an LRE team in place to plan, support, and promote implementation of inclusive practices?
  • Are LRE and inclusive practices considered when writing the SIPAAA?



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Page Last Modified on Monday, February 14, 2011

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