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In(ex)clusion in American Schools: The Equity of Access for students with disabilities
Date(s) 03/24/2017 - 2:15 p.m (refreshments), 2:30 p.m. (talk)
Location Willard Conference Room, DePerno Hall
Presenter Megan Foster, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education
Description This talk will discuss the practice of segregating students with complex support needs in American education. I will examine the issue from an ethical, moral, legal and civil rights perspective. An overview of the legal issues and laws regarding the least restrictive environment (LRE) will be provided. Extant literature will be explored with relation to in-school and post-school outcomes for students with and without disabilities who are educated in inclusive contexts compared to those who receive their education in segregated settings. I will discuss the impact the educational setting has on students as well as on society. Current LRE data from the United States will be compared to that from NYS, and then regionally. I will discuss the implications of not providing students the opportunities to learn, and how we can alleviate this and create equity for all students.

Nexus is a seminar series presented by Utica College faculty in which they discuss their research interests and scholarly pursuits. It is an opportunity for participants to explore new findings and viewpoints and share ideas with faculty, students, and the local community. Refreshments are served at 2:15 p.m.; seminars begin at 2:30.
Cost Free

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