Study after study has proven that when a child with different learning abilites are taught in a typical classroom alongside their peers, but working on material at their level, it benefits both the student with Down syndrome and the typically developing children equally.
Does it require:
Extra work for the teacher? You bet.
Having support or an aid in the classroom? Probably.
Modification of curriculum? Most definitely.
Adaptations for the student with different learning needs? Quite possibly.'
Courageous educators who truly believe in creating an educational system that provides equal access and opportunities for all students? Absolutely!
There are many educators right here in Nebraska who truly understand that Inclusion is not just about physical proximity. Inclusion is a mindset and commitment to finding a way to help each child reach their full potential.
In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, which occurs the first full week of December every year, we would like to recognize the educators in our state who are Inclusion Chamion Heros to our students with Down syndrome. Educators who take courageous steps forward each day to promote acceptance for all. Educators will be honored with a button and certificate,
Families are asked to nominate teachers, para educators or other school personnel who are helping your child to be included in the classroom with their typically developing peers. Click here to access the nomination form. Nominations are due by December 1st.
Down Syndrome Advocates in Action Nebraska, is a group for parents run by parents.