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Included With the End in Mind is a well-written and well-researched book that provides professionals and parents with detailed concepts that are necessary for bridging inclusive educational practices for youth with disabilities. Amy's personal examples are superbly woven into the fabric of each chapter. This is a must-read book for your library.


Cindi Nixon, Associate Professor, Francis Marion University, South Carolina

Contents

Acknowledgements....................................................................................................ii

Dedication......................................................................................................................iv

Foreword........................................................................................................................vi

Introduction: My Career Evolution...................................................................viii

Chapter 1: Transition: The End and The Beginning.......................................2

Chapter 2: A First-Hand Account of the Evolution of Inclusion............14

Chapter 3: Systems Thinking for Inclusion.....................................................30

Chapter 4: Leadership.............................................................................................44

Chapter 5: Professional Collaboration.............................................................53

Chapter 6: Special Education Roles....................................................................67

Chapter 7: Instruction: Learning to Learn........................................................79

Chapter 8: Managing Classroom Dynamics.................................................100

Chapter 9: Youth Empowerment......................................................................118

Chapter 10: Promoting Family Partnership..................................................131

Chapter 11: Engaging Community Partners.................................................143

Chapter 12: Strategic School Change..............................................................156

Epilogue: Stories of Possibility............................................................................172

References..................................................................................................................181