Inclusion 101


Inclusion is about how we structure our schools, workplaces, and community so that individuals of all abilities participate together. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 mandates that people with disabilities have freedom, equality, and opportunity to participate fully in public life.

Inclusion means that all people, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, have the right to be respected, valued members of their community, work competitively within their community at a job that uses their personal strengths and interests, and attend general education classes alongside their peers at all age levels.