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Internet Sites:

• Inclusive Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs
A web site with resources on inclusive learning environments for students with special needs. This website has been developed to disseminate information on successful programs, practices, and research-based strategies in Washington State. According to the site, the information at this inclusion website is in the public domain and can be freely copied and used in trainings as handouts at parent and community meetings, and in creating your school or district programs, as long as proper credit is given to the source.

• Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII)
The ECRII was a five-year national research project funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.  The ECRII studied the inclusion of preschool children with disabilities in typical preschool, day care and community settings.

• Inclusive Education Web Site – The Whats and How Tos of Inclusive Education
The Renaissance Group at the University of Northern Iowa is a consortium of teaching colleges that are dedicated to improving teacher education.  This web site includes links to resources that have an emphasis on teacher education and training as related to inclusion.

• IDEA Practices – ideaLINKS
Excerpt – “The IDEA Practices web site is designed to assist teachers, school administrators and related service professionals implement recent changes to the nation’s primary special education law, IDEA ’97.  The ideaLINKS section provides links to the most useful IDEA-related web sites. The IDEA Practices web site is a service of the ASPIIRE and ILIAD projects at The Council for Exceptional Children, two of the IDEA Partnership Projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.”

• Circle of Inclusion
Information for early childhood service providers and families of young children with disabilities.  Focuses on inclusion and early childhood curricula and programs, but also contains links to other sites regarding various educational issues and specific disabilities.

• Inclusion Resources from the Special Education Network

• ERIC Digest – Including Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms (1993)

• ERIC Digest – Collaboration between General and Special Education Teachers (1997)

• ERIC Digest – Integrating Students with Severe Disabilities (1990)

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