Inclusive Education

Competencies & Skill Sets


In this third session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • Understand the concept of inclusive education and its benefits to all students
  • Understand how to be effective in IEP/ISFP/504 meetings
  • Understand the histories and basic concepts of IDEA and Section 504
  • Understand parent and children rights under special education law

Skill sets

Partners will:

  • Learn how to effectively question local government officials regarding disability related policies
  • Network with other members of the disability community
  • Learn how to use a personal story to influence policy


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Katy Neas

Vice-President, Government Relations, Easter Seals


Education Internet/Phone Resources

Glossary of Education Terms for People with Disabilities from the National Down Syndrome Society

Comparison of ADA, IDEA, and 504 from the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

IDEA Parent Guide from the National Center for Learning Disabilities

What is Inclusion? by Kids Together, Inc.

Benefits of Inclusive Education by Kids Together, Inc.

Benefits of Inclusion

 IEP Team Members

You and Your Child’s IEP Meeting

The Special Education Process

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

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