Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists.
It is making a new space, a better space, for everyone.
This website promotes the full and inclusive participation of learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities in education with the aim of education being one element of inclusive and meaningful lives more generally. To achieve this more general aim requires not only consideration of academic inclusion but also intentional focus on social inclusion and the development of social capital.
Content focuses on evolving and connecting universal educational practices and individualization to eliminate the traditional boxes of "special" and "general" education to create "a new space" of inclusive education that is better for everyone. Thus the name of the website: Eliminating the Box.
This site also serves as the professional portfolio of Monica Braat. To learn more, explore the links across the menu bar at the top of this page.