Thank you for taking the time to complete this important survey. Research has shown that there is a positive relationship between the amount of time that a student spends in the general education classroom and a student’s academic achievement, communication skills and social relationships. If you have a child with a disability, especially Down syndrome, and live in Central Indiana, would you please take this survey and tell us where you feel your child's school and classroom stand?

Based on a study published in 2008 and entitled, “Membership, Participation and Learning in the General Education Classroom for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders who use AAC” the indicators mentioned
in this survey can help determine if a school or classroom is inclusive and also show areas where improvements can be made.

The results will be used to help Down Syndrome Indiana understand the education climate that currently exists for students with a disability and to track results over time to measure whether there is perceived improvement. Your name and contact information will not be released to schools.

For more information about Down Syndrome Indiana, please visit today.

For more information on inclusive classrooms, there is an excellent webinar available from the National Down Syndrome Society at: