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Inclusive post-secondary education for students with significant developmental disabilities: challenging legal, moral and pragmatic assumptions


This paper explores how the civil rights of students with developmental disabilities and the moral and practical application of those rights challenges the Supreme Court of Canada relativist analysis of the rights of individuals with disabilities. While debate continues over which students with developmental disabilities can be included, when and under whose authority, students with significant developmental disabilities have been included in universities, colleges and technical institutes for over 20 years. A right to education exists for children with disabilities but not a right to an inclusive education, the same individuals who may be denied an inclusive education as children are being fully included in elite academic post-secondary institutions for which there is no legal right. This apparent contradiction offers constructive and substantive insights into the nature of developmental disabilities and the presumed limits to inclusive education.

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10/14/2012

Publication Date
2006

Authors:
Uditsky, Bruce, Hughson, Anne

Topic(s):
Policy and Legislation, Self Determination, Student Outcomes/Assessment

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APA Citation:
Uditsky, B., & Hughson, A. (2007). Inclusive post-secondary education for students with significant developmental disabilities: challenging legal, moral and pragmatic assumptions.

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