One of the things we are working hard on here is moving Joey into inclusion settings. That means slowly moving him out o the more protecting settings of self-contained special education- where all the children have IEPs- and into the general population. One of the bigger hurdles is the parents of non-disabled peers. there is a general belief that their kids are better than my kid, because their kid isn't disabled- as if the benefits of inclusion go only one way. Joey's strengths and talents be damned.
Today I bring you a video about inclusion and the attitude of being inclusive. If you've ever wondered about the benefits of inclusion for your non-disabled peer- remember the attitude of acceptance that it implies. Your kid may need to be thinking about it when they hit those hard middle school and high school years.