School Clubs: Getting Students with Severe Disabilities Involved

Findings from a recent study focused on teachers’ beliefs about including middle school students with severe disabilities in school clubs will be presented. Participants will learn practical strategies for increasing and supporting student involvement in school clubs and a 6-step process for addressing functional and academic curriculum in school club activities. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: a) Summarize the need for including students with severe disabilities in extracurricular school clubs; b) Identify 3 practical strategies for increasing and supporting students’ involvement in school clubs; and c) Discuss a 6-step process for addressing functional and academic curriculum in school club activities.

Alicia Pence, Stacy Dymond