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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Thursday, November 29 • 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Inclusion in the United States: Correlations between Key State Variables Filling

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The U.S. Department of Education reports that the range for all students with disabilities included for at least 80% of the day in the general education classroom in different states is between 83.6% and 36.9%. Such a range also exists for individual disability groups. While other studies have noted these differences, none have attempted to determine factors associated with them. In the present study, using the 50 states as subjects, extant data sources were used to determine correlations between the percent of three groups of students included for at least 80% of the day in each state, and key state variables representing states' political leanings, educational levels, financial conditions, and formal complaints as allowed under IDEA. Also analyzed was the relationship between states' educational achievements and levels of inclusion. Findings are reported in terms of correlations between the variables and the variance accounted for in inclusion by different variables.

Presenters
avatar for David L. Westling

David L. Westling

Professor, Western Carolina University


Thursday November 29, 2018 1:05pm - 1:55pm
Laurelhurst - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (23)