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The Inclusion Collaborative (IC) leads the effort to provide ALL children in Santa Clara County with quality learning environments. Its focus is the successful inclusion of children with special needs in child care, preschool programs, early learning environments, and the community through education, advocacy and awareness. Our
Mission and Core Values.
Learn more about the Inclusion Collaborative.
Inclusion Collaborative State Conference presents an opportunity to learn Evidenced-Based Practices for individuals involved in in the care and education of children birth to high school, with and without disabilities. Conference attendees will learn to build, enhance, and sustain inclusive practices in their respective programs and communities. Click
here to see the conference program and to register.
Inclusion Supports provide resources for educators and families to use with all children. Resources available include: adapting/modifying materials and activities, behavior supports, early education materials, inclusion support materials, legislation information, reports and research, visual supports, Inclusion Collaborative videos, and other related resources.
Supporting Inclusive Practices Project (SIP) assists the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED) in supporting local educational agencies (LEAs) with research, evidence-based practices, training, and technical assistance related to supporting students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Many resources are available to support the effort of one coherent system for all students.
Inclusion Support Warm Line provides FREE support, information and resources for including children with disabilities or special needs in your program or community, call (408) 453-6651, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Programs that would like a coach to observe them and offer suggestions about inclusion can fill out the Inclusion Coach Referral form.
Person First Terminology is the model for respectfully referring to a person with a disability by placing the person ahead of his/her label or disability. Please join the Inclusion Collaborative and the Santa Clara County Office of Education in starting a wave of respectful language for people with disabilities here in our community and beyond.