Still not convinced?
Think integration is not in the best interest of all students? Check out this article summarizing the research showing the benefits for both disabled AND non-disabled students. One of my favorite quotes from the article: "The inclusion of students with disabilities can serve as a catalyst for school-wide improvements that yield benefits for disabled and non-disabled students alike."
And even more evidence for the benefits of inclusion can be found HERE.
Convinced but trying to figure out HOW?
Are you looking for great ideas for accommodations that will work for all students, especially those with autism? Check out Jonathan Chase's super accessible book: From Surviving to Thriving.
You can also listen to my Synergy Autism Podcast interview with Jonathan when his book first came out by clicking here.
And here are accommodations you can make to include students in your classroom or school today.
As a teacher, how can you advocate for inclusion?
Want the teacher angle? Here is a great article by a teacher in favor of integration
Listen in to myself and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak discuss inclusion and the Autistic Child - SEE BELOW