Inclusive Education


 In this fourth session of DC Advocacy Partners, partners will begin to understand:

The concept of inclusive education and its benefits to all students
How to be effective in IEP/504 meetings
The histories and basic concepts of IDEA and Section 504
Parent and children rights under special education law 
How to engage students in the IEP process

Skill Sets

Partners will begin to:

How to respectfully negotiate 
How to achieve results in meetings
How to think creatively to achieve goals

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Kim Musheno

Director of Public Policy, Association of University Centers on Disability

Leila Peterson

Executive Director, SchoolTalk, Inc.

Rossana Mahvi

Vice Principal, Two Rivers Charter School

Shawn Ullman

Staff Attorney, University Legal Protection snd Advocacy Center

Rossana and Shawn Contact Info


Session 4 Internet Education Resources List

Benefits of Inclusion

DC Advocacy Partners Visit City Council

DC Public Schools Transitions Courses

504/ADA Comparison Chart 

Session 4 Glossary of Education Terms

Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting

Inclusion Brief

DCPS Family Programs and Resource Guide

DCPS Organizational Chart

Intro to IDEA and Complaints 

Inclusion Brief

Kids Together - Benefits of Inclusion

Kids Together - What is Inclusion Brief

NCLB, ADA, and 504

Session 4: IEP Team Members

IDEA Changes of 1997

IDEA Revisions of 2004

NCLB, ADA, & 504

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

Long Term Project Hand-in Sheet (due at the May session)