Integration involves giving children with disabilities the same opportunities as children without disabilities. Children with disabilities learn from and enjoy the experience of being with non-disabled children. Children without disabilities learn to:
Preschool Integration affords eligible Easterseals Linda Lanham Zeszutek School Program students the opportunity to attend community preschools a minimum of two half days per week along with an Easter Seals staff member to provide individual support for the student.
The classroom team recommends a student for preschool integration in consideration of the least restrictive environment needs. Student progress is monitored and reported to parents and the Easterseals classroom team to determine continued needs, supports, and success of integration placement.
Reverse Integration provides an opportunity for typically developing children from other educational programs to engage in fun, interactive activities with Easterseals students at our school sites. These activities are designed to develop socialization skills among peers both with and without disabilities.