Inclusionary Practices Hub
Families are an essential component of the education system and play a critical role in supporting their children’s academic success and social-emotional development. Research has shown that family involvement in schools is associated with better student outcomes, including higher academic achievement, improved attendance, and increased motivation and engagement in learning.
Schools can foster family involvement by creating welcoming and inclusive environments, providing opportunities for meaningful engagement, and building partnerships between families, teachers, and administrators. Effective family-school partnerships involve ongoing communication, mutual respect, and collaboration in decision-making processes related to education and school policy.
5 Steps to Great Family Communication
In special education, facilitating meaningful communication with families is one of our top job priorities. After my 1st year teaching in elementary special education, I’ve
Disability Teaches Us: Meaningful Inclusion Series
Families have an opportunity to learn about how children with disabilities can be included meaningfully and successfully in classrooms with their non-disabled peers. A three-part
Accommodations and Modifications For Students with Disabilities
This video provides families with an overview of accommodations and modifications for youth with disabilities. Furthermore, the video covers relevant laws, rights, and vocabulary families
Making Own Decisions & Talking About Your Disabilities
This video discusses various ways families can support their youth with disabilities with transitioning and life goals. The video covers when and how to talk
What is Transition & Person-Centered Planning? Making Own Decisions
This video provides an overview of Transition and Person-Centered Planning for families of the youth with disabilities. This video was created by Open Doors for
PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment) Website Walkthrough Video
Learn about the PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment) organization and how to interact with their website. In this video, Jen Chong Jewell describes