Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employee’s individual limitations and accommodation needs.
Including and instructing students with disabilities in the general education classroom became a topic of heightened interest following the Regular Education Initiative (Will 1986) and provides powerful implications for rethinking education for all students.
Inclusion has been a controversial topic among special and general educators (Fuchs & Fuchs 1994) and simply mentioning the word evokes strong emotions.
This is my second year teaching in an inclusion classroom and I love it.
I think all of the children in my room benefit from it.
We only use the word ‘blind’ when the person is fully blind.
Otherwise, ‘person with a visual impairment’ or ‘person with vision impairment’ is preferred. We do not use expressions like ‘suffers from depression’, but to refer instead to a ‘person living with depression’.
About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year.
The words we use influences community attitudes - both positively and negatively - and impacts on the lives of others.
For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at JAN.org/soar.