Inclusion For Children With Disabilities

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Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and most excluded in the world. Their rights are often violated. These children are often hidden at home or placed in special institutions. As a result, these children are missing out on education. They grow up apart from their families and their parents fear that their children with disabilities will be mocked. Parents also fear that they will not have a chance to take part in society. Inclusion is complete acceptance of all students. Loving parents want the best possible education for their daughter or son and when hearing your child will be in a classroom with students with disabilities, parents may worry that this will not help them reach their full potential. Inclusion in schools is controversial and confusing topic for many people especially for those who do not understand what inclusion is. Without inclusion there would be no sense of belonging within the classroom community. Inclusion is not the same as integration or mainstreaming. Inclusion is a term that expresses commitment to educate children to their appropriate potential. This usually means placing students with disabilities in the same classrooms as students that do not have disabilities as much as possible and in these classrooms there would be a special education teacher present at all times in addition to the regular teacher (Muccio 2014). Inclusion also consists of providing disabled students the necessary accommodations outside of the classroom.
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