When children with disabilities are included in their local schools, their parents can participate to a greater extent in that school and in the community where the school is located. Parents of included students can be a part of a support network of parents of other children with disabilities, as well as parents of children without disabilities. Such support is more difficult to access when a child’s school is a long distance from home or when families do not feel welcome.
related website Trusting Family Partnerships: This website provides films and discussion guides about family partnerships and including families in school decision-making teams and leadership roles.
related website Maximizing Academic Access, Expectations, and Learning: This website has information on including students in academic settings, and how to meet their needs academically. The site also has many parent support materials.
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