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ACHIEVING INCLUSION: What Every Parent Should Know When Advocating For Their Child • Inspireinclusion.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Achieving_Inclusion_for_web.pdf

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN • Magazine.gonzaga.edu/2015/all-gods-children

AQUINAS ON INCLUSION: Using the Good Doctor and Catholic School Teaching to Build a Moral Case for Inclusion in Catholic Schools for Children with Special Needs •  From The Journal of Catholic Education | This article discusses the present status of students with disabilities in Catholic schools. It then builds the case, based upon the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and Catholic Social Teaching, that Catholic Schools, to remain true to Church teachings, must offer special educational services. The article concludes with recommendations for research and practice related to inclusion in Catholic schools.

Asking families of non-disabled kids to ask their schools: Where are the kids with disabilities? • Let’s all advocate together! Inclusivehumanity.com/got-outrage/

BUILDING INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL ABILITIES • Noodle.com/articles/building-inclusive-schools-for-children-of-all-abilities

CARDINAL BERNARDIN Early Childhood Center • Makes CBECC Unique? Diversity & Inclusion

CATHOLIC COALITION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION • CCSE-Maryland.org

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, Educating in the Fullness of Humanity • Vatican Information Service: Visnews-en.blogspot.com

CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER • ConversationsThatMatter.org

COURT DECISIONS THAT SUPPORT INCLUSION • copaa.org

DIOCESE OF TOLEDO • Inclusive Catholic Education: All Are Welcome

DIVERSIFIED LEARNERS COMMITTEE • Ocsww.org/site/content.php?r=3593-The-DL-Committee

THE END OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY: The Blog of Harvard Education Publishing • Hepg.org/blog/at-the-end-of-intellectual-disability

FOUNDATION FOR INCLUSIVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION of West Virginia: New program helps students with special needs get Catholic education • Catholicphilly.com/2015/07/news/national-news/new-program-helps-students-with-special-needs-get-catholic-education/

GREELY CENTER FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION at Loyola University of Chicago • Inclusive Practices: All Are Welcome

HAND IN HAND PROGRAM: Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, TN • Jp2hs.org/academics/hand-in-hand-program/

IDEA AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR STUDENTS in Private and Religious Schools • Ncea.org/data-information/individuals-disabilities-education-act-2004-idea

I’M TAKING A STAND TO MAKE MY DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD • Huffingtonpost.com/lauren-potter/im-taking-a-stand-to-make_b_5431373.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

INCLUDING SAMUEL: Chronicles the efforts of Samuel’s family to include him in every facet of their lives • IncludingSamuel.com

THE INCLUSIVE CLASS • TheInclusiveClass.com

THE INSTITUTE FOR PASTORAL INITIATIVES (IPI) • NICE: Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators • Udayton.edu/artssciences/ipi/index.php

IREACH: Inclusive Religious Education for All Children • IReachFL.org
Kids Included Together in Partnership with The Inclusive Class have created: Why Inclusion Works in an Educational Setting — “An online course for educators and administrators who have a desire to learn best practices in creating and supporting inclusive classrooms while building their credentials in the field.” http://www.kitonline.org/inclusiveclass/

Kids Included Together in Partnership with The Inclusive Class have created: Why Inclusion Works in an Educational Setting, An online course for educators and administrators who have a desire to learn best practices in creating and supporting inclusive classrooms while building their credentials in the field. • Kitonline.org/inclusiveclass/

KIDS TOGETHER • KidsTogether.org

MATERIALS ABOUT DOWN SYNDROME • LetterCase.org

THE MEANING OF BROWN FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES • Acslaw.org/acsblog/the-meaning-of-brown-for-children-with-disabilities

MODIFYING BOOKS FOR READING SUCCESS: YOU CAN DO THIS! • SpecialReads.com

NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION: NCEA Notes/SOS MaterialsDownloadable support materials for SOS, 2007-2012 • by Michael J. Boyle, Ph.D.

NATIONAL CENTER ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: Research on Inclusive Education — Resources for parents, teachers, and school administrators • IOD.unh.edu

NAPA CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME UNIQUE, but not alone in Napa Valley school • NapaValleyRegister.com

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONFERENCE: Phoenix, AZ, June 2015 • Presentation (PDF)

OFFICE FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS web site • Ocsww.org

PAULA KLUTH • PaulaKluth.com

PASTORAL STATEMENT of the US Catholic Bishops on Persons With Disabilities • Ncpd.org/sites/default/files/NCPD_101309.pdf

RAY OF LIGHT at St. Peter’s • Portwashington-news.com/ray-of-light-at-st-peters

RESOURCES for FAMILIES • Ocsww.org/site/content.php?r=3594-Resources-for-Families%22

ST. ROBERT CATHOLIC SCHOOL • Project Grace

SCHOOL FINDER • Seattlearchdiocese.org/Schools/SchoolFinder.aspx
Find schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle that have self-identified as inclusive.

TEACHING TOGETHER: Where everyone’s gifts are used for the good of others • TeachingTogetherDC.com

THINKING ETHICALLY • Scu.edu/ethics/ethics-resources/ethical-decision-making/thinking-ethically/

THINK INCLUSIVE • ThinkInclusive.us

TOP TEN WEBSITES for Inclusive Education • Theinclusiveclass.com/2012/04/top-10-websites-for-inclusive-classroom.html

VIOLETS & DAISIES, by Kay Drais • Pex.tripod.com/violets.html

YOUNG ADULTS WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY CAN REALIZE THEIR DREAMS OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION • WelcomeToCollegeLife.com

DR. BRIAN SKOTKO, Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital • Brianskotko.com/publications

BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK OF SUPPORT FOR AUTISM • White Paper Publication (PDF)

THE CODE OF CANON LAW and the Obligation of Parents to Educate Their Child • Quoted directly from Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, July 2013 — “The Catholic School According to the Code of Canon Law” by Zenon Grocholewski

DR. CINDI MAY, Psychology Professor • Open Letter on Inclusion

The Principal’s Handbook for Leading Inclusive Schools, Paperback • Available on Amazon.com

Response to Intervention: A Blueprint for Catholic Schools • Available at the National Catholic Educational Association online store

Dissertation – Mary Carlson – May 2016 • View PDF
The focus of this dissertation – the moral/theological problem regarding the lack of inclusion of children with special educational needs in Catholic schools

The Year of Mercy in Catholic Education • View PDF
Accommodating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from Early Childhood to High School Parochial Settings and Beyond

Diversified Education – Learning Support Handbook • View PDF
This Handbook is designed to serve as a resource guide for Catholic educators within the Diocese of Orange for the development of a diversified education program. It was developed to be a work in progress and will be added to as the need arises and additional resources become available. Realizing that each school is unique, processes and forms may be adapted to meet individual site needs while maintaining the integrity of the diocesan philosophy in this area.

Teacher Referral Forms • View Handbook Forms – PDF


Catholic Schools Week, St. James School, Davis, CA  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbY-WOHfgPc


“The Lessons of Madeleine Sophie”, What does it mean to be inclusive? The teachers at Saint Madeleine Sophie Catholic School in Bellevue have found that every day is a lesson • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBRUJwy5gC4&feature=youtu.be


“The Myth of Average: TEDxSonomaCounty”, by L. Todd Rose, high school dropout turned Harvard faculty who speaks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. Todd Rose is co-founder and president of The Center for Individual Opportunity, an organization dedicated to providing leadership around the emerging new science of the individual and its implications for education, the workforce, and society • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eBmyttcfU4


“Inclusion is Belonging”, by the NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER ON INCLUSION: The National Training Center on Inclusion (NTCI) was established to support the overall mission of Kids Included Together through training, technical assistance and resources of the highest quality for staff at all levels of experience and interest • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_qgW9FWEgQ

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC SCHOOL’S RISE PROGRAM: The first of its kind in the state of Oklahomahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usbbuF4I1XU

CCSE (Catholic Coalition for Special Education) welcomes Pope Francis to Washington, D.C.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-XjaBCsj-I&feature=youtu.be

PATRICK’S JOURNEYhttp://iseedavis.com/end-the-word/

PROJECT GRACEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpH9B3dI1Rc
MEET BRYANN BURGESS & DONALD BAILEYhttp://vimeo.com/81805946
MORE videos about outcomes of inclusion with young adults • WelcomeToCollegeLife.com

DISABLING SEGREGATION: Dan Habib, TEDx Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izkN5vLbnw8

IMPACT: Including Samuel — The Power of Youthhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zvN0tmFKY&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

INCLUDING THOMAS: American Martyrs School | Manhattan Beach, CAhttps://vimeo.com/109499557

PATRICK’S IEP: St. James School | Davis, CAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC7weg6ICxI

DIOCESE OF TOLEDO: Inclusive Classrooms — All Are Welcome [Classroom19.com]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYC85sDxBXQ#action=share

POPE FRANCIS: It takes a villagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K_F-EDkMuM

JOY TO THE WORLD: 5th Grade Christmas Concerthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvLPPileDFI

DON’T LIMIT ME!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gaSx44pEvk


HOW WOLVES CHANGE RIVERS: A powerful message on the importance of even one ripple, one movement for change, one child being includedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

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