In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, schools are responsible for providing students who are receiving special education services the opportunity to participate in school through the least restrictive environment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that students with disabilities have access to the general curriculum, be involved in the general curriculum, and progress in the general curriculum.
Our goal is to offer specific professional development offerings and support to assist teachers and administrators with strategies and methods to ensure students with disabilities are not only provided access to the general curriculum but are making academic progress. Specific training topics include (but are not limited to): Specializing Instruction, Inclusive Practices, Accommodations & Modifications, and Co-Teaching.
The Inclusion in Texas Network is working to promote a statewide culture of high expectations for students with disabilities and significantly improve academic and functional outcomes for students served by special education. The network assists LEAs build capacity to develop and appropriately implement instructional programs that provide meaningful access to inclusive environments and grade-level standards, where appropriate.