This session will focus on Drew, who has visual impairments and developmental delays, and on how agencies worked together collaboratively to help him flourish in an inclusive environment. In this session participants will consider what formal and informal community supports are needed to support Drew’s father, who also has a significant visual impairment, and to help both Drew’s father and mother realize their dreams for their child.
This session uses the embedded video as the foundation for learning about an array of resources needed to support the inclusion of a child with a disability. Through the story of Drew's family, session participants also consider the influence of a parent's own disability on the collaborative process of inclusion. Participants explore and discuss their early experiences with disabilities and how these experiences currently influence their perspectives about disability. In addition, participants explore formal and informal resources and use a community mapping process to identify the various types of resources available in their own communities, with a focus on what could be used to support Drew, his family, and children with disabilities in general.
Drew's Family Story of Inclusion
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Office of Head Start
Age Group: Preschoolers
Audience: Directors and Managers
Last Updated: January 24, 2023