Kim, Ashley and Mike are truly awesome for tackling this issue head on. Everyone knows I have a soft spot for special education. When I first heard about this issue, I will admit I was upset. I feel inclusion should be a must whenever possible. However, the more I learned about this situation and the severe lack of resources, staff, and funding for these children with intense and complex disabilities, the more I agree with everything this trio are saying. I will have more on this later, but this is a MUST READ!!!!
Last night, Mike Matthews RCEA President, Ashley Sabo Red Clay parent and co-chair of Red Clay’s Inclusion Committee and I addressed the Red Clay School Board in regards to their Inclusion Plan. We are very concerned about the implementation of the plan and the necessary resources that are needed at our schools. Below are our comments.