Full Inclusion

A discussion of full inclusion—the integration of students with disabilities into regular classrooms on a full-time basis—is beyond the scope of this policy paper. In the course of this research, the author came across a number of private special-education schools that had implemented full-inclusion policies by pairing their special-education schools with their private, regular education schools. These include the Oak Crest County Day School in New Jersey, and St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments. In addition, many regular private schools fully include students with moderate disabilities. More research is needed about the impact of full inclusion on student performance, and the extent to which regular private schools accommodate students with disabilities.