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Dear Friends, NJCIE’s 13th annual Summer Inclusion Conference at Montclair State University was a wonderful gathering of educators, parents, and administrators focusing on Inclusive Education. Six hundred attendees, forty presenters, and representatives from organizations located around the state and country converged at MSU to discuss the spirit, potential, and application of inclusive educational practices. Positive…

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Tips for Talking to Your Child’s School About Inclusion

Paula Lieb, NJCIE’s Senior Consultant/CEO Emeritus, was a recent guest on The Inclusive Class Radio Show! The topic discussed on December 20th, 2014, was Tips for Talking to Your Child’s School About Inclusion. Paula participated in the roundtable podcast discussion with hosts Nicole Eredics and Terri Mauro and Dr. Frances Stetson, founder of The Inclusive Schools Network. You can enjoy the lively and informative conversation here.

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  On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Senate passed the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act!  The bill is being referred to as the most significant legislation for the disability community since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. People with disabilities have been penalized from saving or working because of outdated tax laws that prohibited them…

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December 15, 2014 – Newark, NJ – Disability Rights New Jersey, Education Law Center, the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, the ARC of New Jersey and other advocates today launched “The Inclusion Campaign” (www.inclusioncampaign.org) website. The website is a resource for families, educators and other advocates regarding the landmark 2013 legal settlement with the New Jersey Department of Education to educate more of the state’s students with disabilities in an inclusive environment.

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