How one La. district is reaching more students with disabilities

01/27/2014 | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

The Lafayette Parish School System in Louisiana has expanded its inclusive offerings over the past two years. Changes include more "reverse mainstream" classes, where special-education teachers instruct classes that have a mixture of students with and without disabilities. "In our first year, we started with about 50 students and in our second year we grew to assisting 125 students," said Christine Duay, the district's early-childhood director. "We also provided services to children with special needs in Head Start centers and day care centers -- even at home," she added.

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