IEP and Inclusion Resource List


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DSAA has compiled this list of resources to assist our families in navigating the complex issues of IEPs and Inclusion.  If you have ideas for other things that should be included here please email us at  



Wikipedia IDEA 2004

Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 Statute and Regulations

How IDEA Protects You and Your Child


2. Georgia DOE

Special Education Rules

Implementation Manual

Accommodations Manual

Parents’ Rights


3. LRE

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): What You Need to Know



Checklist: What Is and Isn’t Covered Under FAPE


5. IEP

The Difference Between a School Identification and a Clinical Diagnosis

Do you have questions about IEPs?

IEP and Inclusion Tips for Parents and Teachers

The IEP Toolkit


6. ESY

Services Beyond the School Year for Students With IEPs


7. Books

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

800+ Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives: For use in K - 12 and in Home School Settings

Meaningful Inclusion for Students with Down Syndrome


8. Research/Articles

A comparison of mainstream and special education for teenagers with Down syndrome: Implications for parents and teachers

Evidence that we can change the profile from a study of inclusive education

Inclusion or Segregation for Children with an Intellectual Impairment: What does the Research Say?

Inclusive Education Research & Practice

My Son Belongs in Your Child’s Class

5 Benefits of Inclusion Classrooms

Implementing Inclusion

Inclusive education for individuals with Down syndrome

 The social development of children in special schools

 Inclusive Educational Studies

The Educational Challenges Inclusion Study

The Indiana Inclusion Study

What Are the Outcomes for Nondisabled Students?¢.aspx

The Evaluation of Inclusive Education Programs

Use of instructional time in classrooms serving students with and without severe disabilities.

Synthesis of Research / The Effects of Inclusion on Learning

Honoring and Including Students with Communication Differences

Special Education is Not a Place

Inclusive education for individuals with Down syndrome

Children with Disabilities Benefit from Classroom Inclusion


9. TED Talks

The power of inclusive education

Reimagining Disability & Inclusive Education

Disabling segregation

Isn't it a pity? The real problem with special needs


10. Advocates/Search Services