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Inclusive Education Project Podcast

Aug 21, 2018

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In today’s episode, as we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we are taking a look at the various ways students with special needs are being denied equal access to education.  

Full show transcript can be found here

What We Discuss in this Episode:

  • What the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited 
  • When the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") was signed into law and what it established 
  • What are “reasonable accommodations” under the ADA?
  • Why the “perception” that people living with disabilities are “less than” is what needs to be changed
  • Why physical barriers aren’t the only issues when it comes to access
  • When it comes to education, what does equal access mean?
  • The role of assistive technology in helping students with special needs
  • How certain discipline of students who are misbehaving can affect access to learning
  • The problem with lack of support during make-up days
  • Why the question of, “Are all children going to be able to access this?” is what should be asked anytime a school is implementing a new program

Resources Mentioned:

American with Disabilities Act


California Dept. of Education Office of Equal Opportunity

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