Providing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.



If you have seen or have been a part of an inclusive classroom, you will know inclusion makes a difference to everyone in the classroom – it works! For people who are not familiar with inclusion, they may be surprised to learn the variety of academic, social, and physical benefits of inclusive education.



If you would like to know what the research says, here is a helpful list of
5 reputable websites that have compiled years of studies supporting inclusive education.

Thought Provoking Articles

Tips, Tools & Guidance

             Held yearly, Inclusion Works! is the only statewide conference in Texas focused on inclusive education.

  • National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

​            A resource for educators, parents, students and others interested in learning more about what accessible materials and                   technologies are, who needs them, and why you should provide them.

  • Progress in the General Curriculum Network (PGC)

             The goal of the PGC Network is to increase results for students with disabilities. This includes:

  • Schoolwide Integration Framework for Transformation (SWIFT)

             SWIFT is a K-8 technical assistance center that builds school capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to                          improve outcomes for all students through equity based inclusion.

            This page includes information on how to make placement decisions, a planning matrix to help make the decision, an                           explanation on the continuum of placement options and additional resources.

             Inclusive Class, a web-based resource, provides tips, resources, articles, pod-casts and more regarding inclusive                                    education.

             Does your child’s IEP address participation in extra-curricular activities? Never assume your child can’t be a part. With                      planning and creativity, he or she can participate in student activities.

             UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.


           “I’m Tyler…don’t be surprised” is a peek into a real kid’s life where people just like you have realized what a kid CAN do is                  much more important than what he can’t.

            “Including Samuel,” chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly                    portrays his family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their                      families.

             Having a hard time wrapping your head around the idea of inclusion for all students? Need to see it to believe it? These 5                  videos highlight inclusive education in action.

  • We All Belong
    We All Belong is a 14 minute documentary film on inclusive education.

  • An increase in state assessment proficiency rates in reading and mathematics for students with disabilities;
  • An increase of students with disabilities served in general education; and
  • A decrease of students with disabilities served outside of general education classrooms

Information, Q&A documents and videos on the PGC site include:

  • Grading/Progress Monitoring
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Specifically Designed Instruction (SDI)
  • Standards-Based IEPs, and more…