Adopting many "best practices" approaches, the four schools profiled share individual stories and strategies for creating a positive inclusion special education environment.
Surfside School, Brooklyn, NY: This segment focuses on a number of key inclusive elements for grades 1-3, such as: teaming, role of the paraprofessional, curriculum modifications, shifting role of the special education teachers and friendships.
JFK Elem School, Brewster, NY: Featuring two third grade classrooms, this segment highlights a variety of inclusive elements, to include: administrative support, integrated therapies, adapted physical education, problem-solving strategies, staff development and teaming/team teaching.
Peter Rouget Intermediate School, Brooklyn, NY: Examining how a middle school begins to plan and implement inclusion this segment focuses on: beginning the process, peer supports and curriculum adaptations.
Louis Armstrong Middle School, Queens, NY: A magnet school with a diverse student population, this segment features key inclusive elements in grades 5, 6, and 7 to include: peer assistance, curricular adaptations, teaming friendship and the role of the special educator.