For his first five years in public education, Simon attended a self-contained classroom in the school across town with other students who were labeled with “intellectual disabilities.” Every school day, a bus des
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These reform initiatives result in states, districts, and schools examining and modifying their practices to better support students; however, the U.S. still falls short.
How do paraprofessionals achieve a balance between providing hands-on support for students with disabilities and inadvertently interfering with their social relationships, independence, and academic learning?
Both schools worked to ensure community involvement, natural proportions of students with and without disabilities, and special and general education co-teaching.