About Inclusive Early Care & Education

A Bold Vision

When students with disabilities are provided appropriate instruction and supports, they can learn grade-level general education curriculum, communicate in ways that are commensurate with their same-age peers without disabilities, have meaningful social relationships, and graduate from high school—college and career ready.


The Center on Inclusive Education (CIE) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability is a leader in the transformation of schools so that students of all abilities are successfully learning in their home schools within general education settings.

Areas of Emphasis in Inclusive Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle and High School Education
  • Dropout Prevention
  • Transition from School to Adult Life
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Youth Empowerment and Leadership
  • Promoting Family and School Partnerships
  • Response to Instruction and Intervention
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports /Positive Behavior Supports
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Alternate Assessment
  • Public Awareness and National Media
  • School, District, and State-level Systems Change