Inclusion education has become a crucial part of classrooms across the United States, offering students with disabilities, as well as the gifted, an opportunity to join the classroom community and prepare for a successful and productive life. Inclusion education has evolved over time, and as this infographic will illustrate, has become an integral part of our education system. The evolution of inclusion education began in 1972, and is still continuing today. Various government initiatives have helped the adoption of inclusion education over the years, including EHA and IDEA. IDEA has been successful in increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities by 14% and has helped triple the number of students with disabilities entering college degree programs. There is still a great amount of work needed to ensure students both gifted and disabled are provided with the quality education that those without are offered.
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