Special Needs Inclusion

Special needs inclusion is a priority in Williamson County Schools, where a high level of including students who have special needs or learning or physical disabilities has made a positive impact on many students and families. Every day, sixth grader Ryan Williams...

Co-teaching Keeps All Students Included

Co-teaching keeps all students included in  more general classes through careful planning and a faculty committed to inclusion. In one classroom at Sutton Elementary in Portland, fifth grade teacher Julia Pugh worked with her students on a writing assignment. As she...

Buddy Bench Helps Kids Not be Left Out

Here’s a great idea – a buddy bench helps kids not be left out on the playground.  Students who feel lonely or left out can sit on the buddy bench and ask to be included without saying a word. If a student doesn’t have someone to play with,...

Nothing Stops These Girls on the Run

When it comes to teamwork, nothing stops these girls on the run.  This team of girls runs for health, self esteem, fitness – and including girls with disabilities. The team has adapted their activities to include disabled students, and it is breaking new ground...

State of Learning Disabilities Report 2014

The National Center for Learning Disabilities has released  its State of Learning Disabilities Report 2014. Updated and expanded, the report captures data about the 5% of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally...