Debunking Myths about Inclusive Education for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (TIES Center Brief #8)

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There are many myths about including students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in general education classrooms. This Brief debunks six of them:

  1. Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities have too many challenges to benefit from inclusion in the general education classroom
  2.  Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities have too many needs for support to be included in the general education classroom.
  3. Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities need specially designed instruction that is impossible to provide in the general education classroom.
  4. Inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities negatively affects students without disabilities and their teachers.
  5. Inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities requires resources and personnel schools do not have.
  6. Students with significant cognitive disabilities cannot be included in general education classrooms beyond elementary school grades.