This book is also available as part of the Inclusion: A Service, Not a Plan - A Whole School Approach Package.
Newly revised and updated for 2012, Inclusion: A Service Not a Place guides educators in taking a whole school approach to inclusion that positions students as the centerpiece of educational decision making. Authors Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gardner reinforce the need for inclusion and explain what educators must do to ensure all students have full access to the entire general education curriculum.
This book supports the implementation of inclusive practices by presenting the following:
- A definition and description of inclusive practice
- The relationship of inclusion to IDEA and NCLB
- Best practices, based upon experience and current research
- Roles and responsibilities of various school personnel, including administrators, related services providers, and clinicians
- Parental roles and responsibilities
- Exploration of interventions, with a major focus on RTI and PBIS
- Reproducible forms for structuring inclusive classrooms
- Additional resources for specific topics, including a listing of organizations, videos, web sites, and a glossary
Although designed to serve as a hands-on, stand-alone resource, the book is complimented by a companion video (also available section below), which covers topics including IEP development, collaboration, differentiated classrooms, curricular adaptations, supplementary aids and services, and more.