The goal of an inclusive education system is to provide all students with the most appropriate learning environments and opportunities for them to best achieve their potential.
Some within Alberta have said, this is what should already be happening in education, and they’re right. However, some children, youth and their families do not feel that they have the same opportunities as their peers.
In Horizon, inclusion in the education system is about ensuring that each student belongs and receives a quality education no matter their ability, disability, language, cultural background, gender, or age.
Alberta Education Resources
Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance and promotes a sense of belonging for all learners.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a way of providing evidence-based supports to students.
Positive behaviour supports is a school-wide effort to promote positive social and communication skills while reducing and preventing problem behaviours.
Planning instruction that acknowledges and honours diversity means thoughtfully selecting instructional supports that maximize student achievement.
Positive Behaviour Supports for Children
This is a series of three, related websites developed for use by families, aides and school staff supporting children with disabilities. These interactive websites provide evidence-based strategies for promoting adaptive behaviour while managing challenging behaviours. There are additional topics of interest in each site, so feel free to look through all of them. These websites are free, and anyone who is interested in gaining a better understanding of how to support a child with a disability is encouraged to use them.