Inclusive Education for Autism Varies by State

A recent study published on-line in the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities examined factors other than IQ and severity of autism symptoms which might determine educational placement decisions.  The findings indicate that where a child lives may significantly impact their placement in an inclusive or segregated classroom.  Of the ten least inclusive states…

How was the First Day?

It’s a new school year and most of us parents ask each other “how was the first day”? A lot seems to ride on the first day.   We take pictures; we wait anxiously to find out if our child had a good day. Did they like their teachers? Who did they see? How are their…

YES I Can! So Can YOU!

Young people with disabilities from all over New Jersey are preparing each day as students, family and community members to become integrated and participating members of society.  With that in mind, a group of dedicated parents, self-advocates and professionals from the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE) Action Group, Transition-Subcommittee collaborated to produce a…