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Inclusion Is More Than “Just Being In”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Inclusive Education Consultant
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing


If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

In this edWebinar, Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Inclusive Education Consultant, will describe the core, essential elements of inclusive education including:

  • Valuing students for their differences
  • Establishing an inclusive school and adult life vision
  • Presuming competence
  • Securing valued membership in general education
  • Facilitating reciprocal social relationships
  • Supporting full participation in general education instruction in a general education classroom
  • Establishing rigorous learning objectives aligned with the general education curriculum and those life skills that contribute to students’ inclusion in school and community life

Participants will learn how to use a Learning and Participation Planning Form with teams of students who have complex support needs such as autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, and multiple disabilities. All K12 general and special education teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals are invited to this live, interactive session. There will be time for questions after the event. Join us to learn more about important elements of inclusive education.

Cheryl JorgensenAbout the Presenter
Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D. is an inclusive education consultant and co-founder of the National Center on Inclusive Education. Dr. Jorgensen is the author of The Inclusion Facilitator’s Guide and The Beyond Access Model; presents at state, national, and international conferences; and provides consultation throughout the U.S. She authored a manual for the National Education Association on inclusion of students with autism. In 2008, Dr. Jorgensen received an award from the National Down Syndrome Congress for her contributions to inclusive education research.


Join the Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming edWebinars, to view past edWebinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past edWebinar, and for access to more resources.


brookes publishingFounded in 1978, Brookes is an independent, highly respected educational publishing company with a strong focus on helping all people—with and without disabilities—reach their potential. We publish 50+ new titles a year on screening and assessment, early intervention, inclusive and special education, autism and other disabilities, literacy, behavior, communication, and more.

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