Is the Deck Stacked Against Students with Disabilities?| Infographic

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  • Is the deck stacked against students with disabilities?
  • Of all students receiving out-of-school suspensions 68% had disabilities and 32% did not.
  • Having a disability unfortunately does not spare them from harsh punishment.
  • More than one in four boys of color with disabilities, and nearly one in five girls of color with disabilities receive an out-of-school suspension..
  • 85 percent of incarcerated youth had disabilities that would make them eligible for special education services.
  • Administrators don’t suspend kids because they love kicking kids out of school. It happens because they don’t know what else to do.
  • The inclusion of disabled students in regular classrooms with “typical” students benefits the disabled students, but teachers need to be equipped to meet needs of both groups – often they are not
  • Take action in your community to advocate for awareness and change!

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