Inclusive Education Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find the autism funding application?

You can find it by clicking here

Why is inclusive education a good thing?

Inclusive education has been shown to be highly beneficial to students with disabilities. The benefits include

  • Higher scores in math, reading, and language

  • Greater involvement in school clubs

  • Fewer absences and disciplinary referrals

  • Improved confidence and social skills

  • Higher graduation rates and enrolement in post-secondary education

  • Higher earnings and employment rates after graduation

These benefits are seen across numerous countries and among several age groups. For a more detailed list of the benefits of inclusive education, click here

Will it impair the quality of education for non-disabled students?

No! Studies neutral or positive affects on academic outcomes for non-disabled students. There are also several clear social benefits, including greater tolerance and improved confidence.

If inclusive education is such a good thing, why has it not been universally adopted?

There are many reasons for this, including misconceptions about disabled students, reluctance among teachers, inadequate training, and funding shortfalls. To read more about the barriers to inclusive education click here.

What are some strategies or resources that would support the implementation of inclusive education?

Disabled employees have been found to have above average safety records, and there is no evidence than hiring disabled employees results in more litigation or liability expenses.