INCLUSION

The mission of BCDSIG is to promote inclusion, provide education and resources to the community, and support individuals with Down Syndrome and their families in our community.
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Websites on Inclusion

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TIES Center is the national technical assistance center on inclusive practices and policies. Its purpose is to create sustainable changes in kindergarten-grade 8 school and district educational systems so that students with significant cognitive disabilities can fully engage in the same instructional and non-instructional activities as their general education peers while being instructed in a way that meets individual learning needs. ​

We offer resources for educatorsparents and families; and state, district, and school administrators that support inclusive education and system change. 

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

 

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

     General comment No. 4 (2016) on the right to inclusive education

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To close the education gap for children with disabilities, UNICEF supports government efforts to foster and monitor inclusive education systems. Our work focuses on four key areas:

  • Advocacy: UNICEF promotes inclusive education in discussions, high-level events and other forms of outreach geared towards policymakers and the general public.

  • Awareness-raising: UNICEF shines a spotlight on the needs of children with disabilities by conducting research and hosting roundtables, workshops and other events for government partners.

  • Capacity-building: UNICEF builds the capacity of education systems in partner countries by training teachers, administrators and communities, and providing technical assistance to Governments.

  • Implementation support: UNICEF assists with monitoring and evaluation in partner countries to close the implementation gap between policy and practice.

https://www.unicef.org/eca/sites/unicef.org.eca/files/IE_summary_accessible_220917_brief.pdf

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Digital technologies, if fully harnessed, can transform education for all students, especially those with disabilities. CISL, the Center on Inclusive Software for Learning, is creating a suite of innovative tools. These tools are designed to support today's diverse learner needs by making digital educational materials accessible, flexible, and engaging for all students. 

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CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.

Located near Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning framework and UDL Guidelines, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive.

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World of Inclusion provides:

  • Consultancy and training on implementing Article 24 of UNCRPD and Inclusive Education

  • Training on Inclusive Education for Educators, Administrators, Principals, Parents and Disabled People

  • Training and advice on the Implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Training on Inclusive Education for Educators, Administrators, Principals, Parents and Disabled People

  • Assemblies and classroom sessions on disability equality

  • Training on Disability and the Media

  • Training on the Implementation of UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

  • Consultancy and support for schools on developing their Disability Equality Schemes

  • Consultancy on reorganising education systems to become inclusive

  • Consultancy and training for teacher trainers

  • Empowerment work with disabled young people

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The Center on Inclusive Education (CIE) at the University of New Hampshire is a leader in the transformation of schools so that students of all abilities are successfully learning in their home schools within general education settings. When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.

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What works when bringing together education technology (EdTech), information technology (InfoTech) and assistive technology (AT) for students with disabilities? CITES, the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems at CAST, partners with school districts from across the country to answer that question. What we learn informs the development of the CITES Framework of evidence-based practices for creating and sustaining inclusive technology ecosystems in school districts.

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Down syndrome Education International 

Our research focuses on developmental research designed to improve speech, language and communication skills, raise levels of achievement in literacy and numeracy, and support effective inclusion.

Our publications include ebooks, books, films, specialist teaching materials and apps, and web sites offering detailed information and practical guidance for parents and professionals. Our online courses, and consulting and training services offer expert advice, guidance and support to parents, therapists, teachers and assistants worldwide.

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TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates. The inclusive practices TASH validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.

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Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller and she has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research and work has been featured at national and international conferences and is constructed based on  theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development.

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Articles on Inclusion

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Quotes
about
Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things~ Claudia Brind-Woody ***Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.~ Jacqueline Woodson *** Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do. ~ Marco Bizzarri *** We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.~ Catherine Pulsifer ***A lot of different flowers make a bouquet. ~ Islamic Proverb *** It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength. ~ Maya Angelou *** A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.~ Sundar Pichai *** We all want something to offer. This is how we belong. It's how we feel included. So if we want to include everyone, we have to help everyone develop their talents and use their gifts for the good of the community. That's what inclusion means - everyone is a contributes.~ Melinda Gates *** We need to resist the tyranny of low expectations. We need to open our eyes to the inequality that remains. We won’t unlock the full potential of the workplace until we see how far from equality we really are.~ Sheryl Sandberg ***Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth.~ Jesse Jackson *** Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make every day. As leaders, we have to put out the message that we embrace and not just tolerate diversity.~ Nellie Borrero *** Diversity, or the state of being different, isn't the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.~ Bill Crawford *** When everyone is included, everyone wins.~ Jesse Jackson *** Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.~ Andres Tapia *** Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings - all of us. We learn from each other. If you're missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage.~ Juan Felipe Herrera **** Diversity requires commitment. Achieving the superior performance diversity can produce needs further action - most notably, a commitment to develop a culture of inclusion. People do not just need to be different, they need to be fully involved and feel their voices are heard. *** You deserve a circle of inclusion and influence, but it’s up to you to create it.~ Richie Norton *** Tolerance is not creating characters to suit a particular audience. It’s about inclusion of characters representing our societies.~ Gloria D. Gonsalves *** Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another.~ Con Miguel Ruiz *** A more diverse future begins with more opportunities.~ Oscar Auliq-Ice *** INCLUSION—It's amazing what happens when we allow the flower that is us, the flower that is them, to become part of the bouquet. ~ Laurie Buchanan *** We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.~ Jimmy Carter *** We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.~ Max de Pree

 
 
 
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BOOKS about INCLUSION

 

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Video Clips
on Inclusion

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