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We are Inclusive illustrates the importance of creating inclusive environments for our children and society. Students in our Child Development Program share case studies and practices from their studies on working with children with special needs in the MiraCosta College Child Development Center.

In the United States, progress in special education has been a slow but steady march towards inclusion and a free and appropriate education. The rights of disabled Americans have been won through well-documented legal battles at the state and federal level, with each win a major step forward in the journey.

 

A Full Life with Autism Poster

A Full Life with Autism

April 2, 2018 at 6pm
Little Theater 3601

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, nationally known author, speaker, and expert on autism, San Diego resident Chantal Sicile-Kira will speak at MiraCosta about the evolution of special education and her family's story.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira, a former MiraCosta student and a non-verbal adult with autism will share his story and how he's come to live a full and independent life with autism. Jeremy is an abstract painter who makes portraits using synesthesia, the ability that allows him to see people's emotions as colors.

Students in the on-ground section of CHLD 240: Children with Special Learning Needs completed a group project requiring them to appraise the strengths and needs of a child with special learning needs and his/her family, create developmentally appropriate goals consistent with the California Preschool Learning Foundations, and provide the associated adaptations, modifications and accommodations in support of those goals (including the services of relevant community agencies.

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