With a large percentage of students with special needs spending at least some portion of their day in general education classrooms, it is critical that school staff members better understand the importance of inclusion for these students and the key inclusion services necessary for success. This course will explore the important legal foundations of inclusion, highlight the benefits of inclusion for students with special needs, discuss the critical roles of various school staff members in making inclusion successful and cover numerous best practices.
Kim Sax Halley
Kim Sax Halley has worked in the field of disabilities for over 30 years as a district administrator, rehabilitation administrator, staff mentor and therapist. She has worked in a variety of settings including medical, private practice and educational. Ms. Halley has also provided professional development at the national, state and local level. Ms. Halley has recently retired as the executive director of Inclusive Education for a large school district in Washington State where she worked with building administrators and staff to create a more inclusive district culture for students with disabilities.