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Additional resources.

The websites and books included in this section are intended to provide a few resources of information regarding inclusive schooling. You may also be interested in reading Dr. Lewis Jackson's Issues in Severe Disabilities paper (hotlink) or call him at 1-800-395-2693.


TASH: Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities. "TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm."

"Disability Studies for Teachers" is a site sponsored by Syracuse University.
"This website contains lesson plans and materials designed to help teachers integrate disability studies into social studies, history, literature, and related subjects in grades 6-12. The plans and materials also can be adapted for use in postsecondary education."

"Including Students with Severe Disabilities" (updated 2002) at the Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education at the ERIC Clearinghouse. This includes a number of online resources about inclusion as well as an annotated bibliography of inclusive practice articles.

The National Institute for Urban School Improvement.
"The mission of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI) is to support inclusive urban communities, schools, and families to build their capacity for sustainable, successful urban education."


Ryndak, D.L., & Alper, S. (2003). Curriculum and instruction for students with significant disabilities in inclusive settings. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Friend, M., & Bursuck, W. (1999). Including students with special needs: A practical guide for classroom teachers (3rd ed.). Needham Height, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Castagnera, E., Fisher, D., Rodifer, K., & Sax,. C. (1998). Deciding what to teach and how to teach it: Connecting students through curriculum and instruction (2nd ed.). Colorado Springs, CO: PEAK, Inc.

Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Sax, C. (1999). Inclusive Elementary Schools: Recipes for Success. Colorado Springs, CO: PEAK, Inc.

Giangreco, M. (1998). Quick-guides to inclusion 2: Ideas for educating students with disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Ryndak, D.L., & Fisher, D. (Eds.) (2004).The Foundations of Inclusive Education: A Compendium of Articles on Effective Strategies to Achieve Inclusive Education (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: TASH.