WHAT IS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION?

Inclusive education is educating individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities in the general educational classroom, shoulder to shoulder, with their same-age peers. In an inclusive classroom, general education teachers and special education teachers work together to meet the needs of all students. Research shows that inclusive education has positive short-term and long-term effects for all students. The inclusive education initiative is a growing movement in Catholic Schools throughout the country. Inclusive education practices align with Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic identity, and the mission of our Catholic schools.

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IMPROVED OUTCOMES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

Students with special education needs develop stronger skills in reading and math, are more likely to go onto further their academic career, and pursue employment opportunities following their education.

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COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCES FOR ALL STUDENTS

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

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RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION

There is strong evidence to support that typically developing peers benefit academically and socially from being in an inclusive classroom due to there being peer models and experts in academic areas in supporting other students with disabilities. They’re more comfortable with and more tolerant of differences and have increased self-esteem and diverse, caring friendships.

Join us in making a real difference.

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