REferences,DVDs,Journals, Articles

References recently compiled by the

New York City Task Force on Inclusive Education




Hand-in-Hand-: Supporting children with play problems: (1999)

A comprehensive 7 module play problem intervention series for individuals who work with young children. 

Educational Productions Inc. 1-800-950-4949, 36 minutes each.


Mental Health in Head Start: A Partner for Families (1993)

Georgetown University, Head Start Mental Health Project,

Washington, DC 28 minutes


Collaborating for Change: Instructional Strategies for all students (1997)

TS Media Inc. 1-800-876-6334, 20 minutes


60 Minutes - Diagnosis: Autism (February 18, 2007)

CBS Television, New York New York, 13 minutes


Family to Family: A Guide to Living Life When a Child is Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (2004)

Starfish Productions, 36 minutes 


 Children in Crisis (2004): Autism and its affect on family life  

Discovery Channel Production

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 46minutes


Inclusion: Issues for Educators.

Comforty Media Concepts. Phone: 630-778-4508


Multiple Intelligences. Other Styles of Learning

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 46minutes


Sean’s Story: A Lesson in Life

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 45minutes


Step by Step: Heather’s Story

Comfort Media Concepts. Phone: 630-778-4508


Living with ADHD (2004)

BBCCW Productions

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 50minutes


Tourette’s Syndrome: New Hope for a Cure (2000)

BBCW Productions

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 50minutes


Educating Peter (1991)

HBO Productions

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,,  32 minutes


Graduating Peter (2001)

HBO Productions

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 76minutes


Dyslexia: A Different Kind of Mind (1997)

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Production

Films for the Humanities and Sciences,, 29minutes


Refrigerator Moms (2002)

Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Fanlight Films, 1-800-937-4113; 53 minutes


In Our Midst: The Long-Term Impact of Neonatal Intensive Care (2002)

Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Fanlight Films, 1-800-937-411; 56 minutes


The Power of 2 (Co-Teaching) (2005) (2nd ed.).

Forum on Education, 64 minutes.


Standards & Inclusion: Can We Have Both? (1998)

Presented by Dorothey Kerzner Lipsky & Alan Gartner

National Professional Resources,, 40 minutes


ADHD & LD: Powerful Teaching Strategies and Accommodations (2004)

National Professional Resources,, 52 minutes


Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: A New Vision for Educators

National Professional Resources,, 40 minutes


Through Deaf Eyes (2007)

A look at deaf culture from the 19th century to the present.

PBS Home Video. Call 1-800-PLAY- PBS. 90 Minutes


Autism is a World (2006)
Program Development Associates
P.O. Box 2038, Syracuse, NY 13220-2038,


The Center for Teaching and Research at Pace University has developed the first draft of a video demonstrating a successful college-based inclusion program for students with autism and developmental disabilities. Two NYC Task Force members, Dr. Dianne Zager and Dr. Grace Ibanez Friedman, were involved in the production of this video. It will be available late spring 2007.   Those interested in more information about the video can contact Dianne Zager at


Books on Education, Teacher Texts, and Relevant Reads


Allan, J. (1999). Actively seeking inclusion: Pupils with special needs in mainstream schools. Philadelphia, PA: Falmer Press.


Choate, J. S. (Ed.) (2004). Successful inclusive teaching. (4th ed.) New York: Pearson.


Ferri, B. A., & Connor, D. J. (2006). Reading resistance: Discourses of exclusion in the desegregation and inclusion debates. New York: Peter Lang.


Friend, M., & Bursuck, W. D. (2002). Including students with special needs: A practical guide for classroom teachers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.


Goodman, G. (1996). Inclusive classrooms from A to Z: A handbook for educators. Peterborough, NH: Crystal Springs.


Gould, P. & Sullivan, J. (199). The inclusive early childhood classroom. Easy ways to adapt          learning centers for all children. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House.


Grenot-Scheyer, M., Bishop, K. D., Jubala, K. A., & Coots, J. J. (1996). The inclusive classroom.Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Materials, Inc.


Hammeken, P. A. (1995). 450 strategies for success: A practical guide for all educators who teach students with disabilities. Minnetonka, MN: Petrayal Publications.


Levine, M. (1990). Keeping a head in school. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.


Levine, M. (1993). All Kinds of Minds. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.


Levine, M. (1994). Educational care: A system for understanding and helping children with learning problems at home and in school. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.


Levine, M. (2002). A mind at a time. New York. Simon & Schuster.


Lewis, R. B., & Doorlag, D. H. (2006) Teaching special students in general education classrooms. (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.


Lipsky, D. K., & Gartner, A. (1997). Inclusion and School Reform: Transforming America's classrooms. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.


Mastropieri, M. A. & Scruggs, T. E. (2007) The inclusive classroom. New Jersey:       

Pearson Education.


Salend, S.J. (2005). Creating inclusive classrooms. New Jersey: Pearson-Prentice Hall.


Schwartz, D. (2005). Including children with special needs. A handbook for educators and parents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.


Schwartz, P. (2006). From disability to possibility: The power of inclusive classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


Shapiro, A. (1999). Everybody belongs: Changing negative attitudes toward classmates with disabilities. New York: Routledge.


Shapiro, J. P. (1993). No Pity. New York: Three Rivers Press.


Thomas, G., & Loxley, A. (2001). Deconstructing special education and constructing inclusion. Buckingham, England: Open University Press.


Tomlinson, C. A. (1999). The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.


Tomlinson, C. A. (2001). How to differentiate instruction in mixed ability classrooms (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ACSD.


Tomlinson, C. A., & McTighe, J. (2006). Integrating differentiated instruction and understanding by design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.


Villa, R. A., & Thousand, J. (1995). Creating an inclusive school. Alexandria, VA: Council for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Williams, G. J. & Reisberg, L. (2003). Successful Inclusion: Teaching Social Skills Through Curriculum Integration. Intervention in School & Clinic, 38 (4), 205-211.


Wood, J. W. (2002). Teaching students in inclusive settings: Adapting and accommodating instruction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.


Yesseldyke, J.E., Algozzine, B. & Thurlow M. (2000). Critical issues in special education. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.



Selected Journals


Disability & Society

Disability Studies Quarterly

Educational Leadership

Exceptional Children

International Journal of Inclusion

International Journal of Special Education

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Invitational Theory & Practice

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Journal of Special Education

Learning Disabilities Quarterly

Remedial and Special Education

Review of Disability Studies

Teaching Exceptional Children 

Young Exceptional Children


Selected Articles


Blaska, J. K., & Lynch, E. C. (1998). Is everyone included? Using children's literature to facilitate the understanding of disabilities. Young Children, 53(2), 36-38.


Brantlinger, E. (1997). Using ideologies: Cases of non-recognition of the politics of research and practice in special education. Review of Educational Research, 67(4), 425-459.


Brown, W. H. (1997). Inclusion: A time to include and support young children. Dimensions of  Early Childhood, 25(3), 3-5.


Connor, D. J., & Ferri, B. A. (2005). Integration and inclusion--a troubling nexus: Race, disability, and special education. Journal of African American History, 90(1-2), 107-127.


Fitch, F. (2003). Inclusion, exclusion, and ideology: Special education students' changing sense of self. The Urban Review, 35(3), 233-252.


Garnett, K. (1996). Thinking about inclusion and learning disabilities: A teacher's guide. Reston, V.A: Council for Exceptional Children.


Gartner , A. K. L., D. (1987). Beyond special education: toward a quality system for all students. Harvard Education Review, 57(4), 367-395.


Klingner, J. K., Vaughn, S., Schumm, J. S., Cohen, P., & Forgan, J. W. (1998). Inclusion or pull-  out: Which do students prefer? Journal of Learning Disabilities, 31(2), 148-158.


Klingner, J. K., & Vaughn, S. (1999). Students' perceptions of instruction in inclusion classrooms: Implications for students with learning disabilities. Exceptional Children, 66(1), 23-37.


Maldonado, N. S., & Rodríguez, M.V. (2006). Who are these people in my classroom? Reaching  out to related services personnel. Focus on Inclusive Education, 3(3), 1-4.


McConnell, M. E. (1999). Self-monitoring, cueing, recording, and managing. Teaching students to manage their own behavior. The Council for Exceptional Children, 32(2), 14-21.


McLeskey, J., Henry, D., & Axelrod, M. (1999). Inclsuion of studnets with learning disabilities: An examination of data from reports to congress. Exceptional Children, 66(1), 55-66.


Paul, P. V., & Ward, M. E. (1996). Inclusion paradigms in conflict. Theory into Practice, 35(1),    4-11.


Rex, L. A. (2000). Judy constructs a genuine question: A case for interactional inclusion. Teaching and Teacher Education, 16, 315-333.


Rueda, R., Gallego, M. A., & Moll, L. C. (2000). The least restrictive environment: A place or a context? Remedial and Special Education, 21(2), 70-78.


Sapon-Shevin, M. (1996). Full inclusion as a disclosing tablet: Revealing the flaws of our present system. Theory into Practice, 35(1), 35-41.


Sapon-Shevin, M. (2007, May). All for one: Ten lessons from inclusive classrooms. Scholastic Administrator, 50-57.


Shireen, P., & Luftig, R. (2000). The social face of inclusive education: Are students with learning disabilities really included in the classroom? Preventing School Failure, 45(1), 8-14.


Sillman, E. R., Bahr, R., Beasman, J., & Wilkinson, L. C. (2000). Scaffolds for learning to read    in an inclusion classroom. Language, Speech, and Hearing in Schools, 31, 265-279.


Singh, M. G., & Wyer, D. (1995). Widening commencing teachers' undertandings of disabilities: An inclusive approach to the study of human development. Teacher Education and Special Education, 18(1), 10-21.


Szabo, J. L. (2000). Maddie's story: Inclusion through physical therapy and occupational therapy. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(2), 12-18.


Vaughn, S., Elbaum, B. E., & Schumm, J.-S. (1996). The effects of inclusion on the social            functioning of students with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 598-608.


Walsh, R. (1994). Making the journey to communicate with assistive technology. Exceptional Parent, 24(11), 37-41.


Will, M. C. (1986). Educating children with learning problems: A shared responsibility. Exceptional Children, 52, 411-415.