Over 70% of parents, whose children with intellectual disabilities are in regular classrooms, report that their children are doing average or better:
Inclusive education is better for all children. Children learn what they experience.
inclusive education settings enable children without disabilities to learn about diversity as well as respecting and valuing all people.
When children with disabilities learn alongside their peers, they are more likely to: continue in education, get a job, and be included and valued in their communities.
Nearly 70% of adults with intellectual disabilities have less than a high school education.
Only 15.5% have participated in any kind of post-secondary education.
22.5% of children with intellectual disabilities have had to leave their community to attend school.
Two-thirds of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities are segregated in special classes or schools some all of the time, or are not attending school at all.
Parents reported that regardless of placement, the overall level of interaction with other children is less than satisfactory.
While more and more teachers value inclusive education, they report that adequate in-class supports, preparation time, and teacher training are lacking.
30% of children and youth are segregated in special classes or schools as their only educational placement.