- United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, 2007
Inclusive education is about how schools develop and design classrooms, programs and activities so that all students can learn and participate together. Inclusive education happens when all students can attend and are welcomed into their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes where they are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.
Inclusive education means that all students are educated in regular classrooms, with their same aged peers. It does not mean that individual students cannot leave the classroom for specific reasons. A student may need one-on-one assistance in a particular subject area.