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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Systems Change: "Include Me": Evidence-based Research on the Social and Academic Outcomes for an Innovative Teacher Inclusion Mentoring Model


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Stephen Bagnato, Ed.D., Professor of Psychology & Pediatrics
LEND Center of Pittsburgh, LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Rita Cheskiewicz, M.Ed., The Arc of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, United States, PA - UCLID Center, LEND;
Tracy Larson, M.Ed., Pittsburgh, PA, Canada, PA - UCLID Center, LEND;
Pat Hozella, Ed.D., PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, Harrisburg, PA, United States;


The Pennsylvania Department of Education designated the Arc of PA to design an innovative teacher mentoring initiative. "Include Me" (IM) aimed to include students (Pre-K to High School) with significant disabilities into regular education classrooms in their neighborhood schools. The 6-year IM model in over 100 school districts; 800 classrooms for 700 students demonstrates significant and notable outcomes in effective instructional practices; student progress; & parent-school partnerships.

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