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Penny Williams
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If they are pulling special needs students out of class for separate instruction, that is not inclusion. Inclusion is have special ed students in the regular ed classroom and accommodating their needs in that environment. I’d actually bring this practice in the 1st grade class to the attention of the principal and the head f special ed for your school board. They are not following the law. If this is the only 1st grade inclusion class, and it’s not inclusion, then they aren’t offering your son an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment, which is a requirement under the IDEA law.

You shouldn’t sacrifice the help your child needs for 1st grade because the teachers aren’t following protocol.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism