Inclusion is a philosophy of education that is founded on the belief that everyone has a fundamental right to fully participate in society. Research shows that, when done effectively, inclusion has academic and social benefits for both students with special needs and their typical peers.

Looking for an activity to use in your classroom? We encourage you to check out the “Just Like You–Down Syndrome” video from our friends at the Kansas City Down Syndrome Guild. See below for a worksheet which accompanies the video!


Universal Design for Learning is a research-based framework to improve and advance teaching and learning for all people by proactively taking into account the diversity of all learners.


Helpful Links

Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities. Dr. Kluth’s website features articles, web links, and resources that can be used to inspire positive change in schools and communities.

The Inclusive Schools Network is a website dedicated to providing resources about inclusive education for educators, families, schools and organizations.