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Camp Shriver

This entry describes Camp Shriver, an inclusive summer camp that enrolls children with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and offers a look at the practice of social inclusion. The entry begins by discussing how inclusion has been conceptualized in schools and describing research on inclusion in summer camps and other nonacademic settings. It then discusses the history of Camp Shriver and looks at how the Camp Shriver site at the University of Massachusetts Boston implements inclusion. Finally, it discusses research findings on the benefits of the Camp Shriver model for campers and the implications of these findings for schools.

The Inclusion Movement

The movement toward inclusion of children with disabilities in U.S. schools began in the 1970s and was reflected in landmark legislation, most notably ...

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