So what's Inclusion?
In The Paraprofessional's Guide to the Inclusive Classroom inclusion is defined as:
-All students with disabilities are accepted and welcomed unconditionally in their local community school
-Students with disabilities are valued members of the school community, as are their neighbors and siblings without disabilities
-Students with disabilites are placed in grades and classes on the basis of chronological age
-Every student, regardless of ability, receives individualized curricular and instructional support
-Students with disabilities participate in educational experiences in the same enviroments (eg:general education classroom, school building, commmunity at large) as their classmates who do not have disabilities
SDSS works towards full and total inclusion. We educate, advocate and practically support parents, students and professionals. It is the position of SDSS that Saskatchewan has the resources, teachers, aids and service providers necessary to meet the needs of all individuals, students and families and help transition Saskatchewan to a fully inclusive province. SDSS maintains that the professionals and paraprofessionals of Saskatchewan are fully equipped with the necessary tools and abilities and that they simply require further support and education to best put these skills to use. SDSS will always believe in FULL inclusion and that inclusive communities are the best possible avenues for all people, not just individuals with Down syndrome.