How can we make school settings more inclusive In for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities?


by : 
Lily D.


There is a significant problem with exclusive education and ableist microaggressions in schools. A probable cause of this problem is the lack of integration between students with and without IDD because special education teachers don’t always have time to prioritize it. Students with IDD have IEPs (individualized education plan), which are carried out in separate classrooms so the student can have their teacher’s full attention. Perhaps prioritizing both teachers' and students' needs will help integrate students and diminish bullying. Preparing special education teachers so they’re qualified to work would ultimately improve their students' school experience. The goal for this process is that the information will be more effective to identify common themes and the correlation between salary and the number and quality of special education teachers.