Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities in Montessori Schools

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In the final webinar of their 2019 series on autism, the Family Development Early Intervention (FDEI) team will discuss the inclusion of young children with autism in a variety of settings.  Recently the team sat down with several experts in the field of early childhood special education who each share a passion for inclusion.  In the weeks leading up to the final webinar on Dec. 4, 2019, these conversations will be shared here.

In this post, hear from Dr. Natalie Danner at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she is the LaVonne Kopecky Plambeck Endowed Chair of Montessori Education, Director of Montessori Teacher Education Programs, and an associate professor.  Dr. Danner earned her Ph.D. in early childhood special education from the University of Illinois in 2015.  Her research focuses on the inclusion of children with disabilities in Montessori programs.  Earlier in her career, Dr. Danner spent nearly ten years working in Montessori schools in New York City, where she developed a passion to support Montessori teachers as they sought to create inclusive classrooms for children with disabilities.

In their conversation with Dr. Danner, the FDEI team discussed her research and experience related to Montessori schools and inclusion for young children with disabilities.  You can view a transcript of this interview here.

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