This section focuses on several aspects of including preschool-age children who have disabilities in programs and settings with their typically developing peers. This series contains four videos. The first provides an overview of the benefits and rationale for inclusion, as well as perspectives from many stakeholders of what makes inclusion work. Two additional videos each feature a story about the successful inclusion of a child—in one, a girl named Samantha; in the other, a boy named Drew. In these videos, viewers learn what it took for their families and their service providers to ensure that these children were given the supports and opportunities they needed to flourish in programs with their typically developing peers. The fourth video provides practical and concrete strategies for making the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process that is collaborative and that ensures inclusion, with perspectives from family members, service providers, and administrators from several service delivery systems. Five sessions, complete with facilitator scripts and handouts, accompany the videos.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Office of Head Start
Age Group: Preschoolers
Last Updated: January 24, 2023