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Re: Total Inclusion

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menichino (menichino)
Sun, 31 Oct 1999 16:43:18 -0500

Hi MaryB --
Our special classes include all kids with disabilities (elem level). If
the child's IEP says s/he needs a one-on-one aide then the aide should
accompany the child to specials. Whether or not the child "gets" anything
out of the lesson depends upon the extent of the disabilities. I really
wish I could have a separate class for those with more severe disabilities
and do things that are developmentally appropriate. But when? No time in
our schedule. Also would be frowned upon as not putting the child in the
"least restrictive environment".
Liz in rural NY


> Who out there has total inclusion at their school? Our district wants to
> drop our adaptive classes for full inclusion. Will we have assistants?
> I don't know . I haven't had them in the past for LD, ED, and moderate
> CD, but the new group is non-verbal and severely disabled. I personally
> feel that taking away all our adaptive programs will be a loss for our
> severely disabled students and the regular ed students? We have a big
> meeting on this issue this coming week, so I'd like to go with some info
> on what is happening - pros and cons, at other schools.
> MaryB