Research to Practice: Equipping Schools Statewide to Support Inclusion and Peer Relationships

This presentation describes a three-year partnership between researchers, a statewide technical assistance project, and school districts in Pennsylvania to support structures that promote inclusion, learning and peer support arrangements involving students with and without disabilities. This partnership includes statewide professional development and mini-grants resulting in video resources with discussion guides to lead schools to launch or continue efforts to implement natural peer supports.

Jeannine Brinkley, Debbie Brown, Vicki Kropf, Leann Weinberger, Erik Carter