Spreading Inclusion Through Advocacy
The Haring Center’s Movement for Inclusion took an important step forward in 2016 with an unexpected agreement with a new partner.
In December of 2015, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced its decision to discontinue funding to the EEU’s “Big-K” kindergarten program, signaling the end to a 30-year partnership of providing inclusive education to 5- and 6-year-olds at the Haring Center. The support and activism of our community not only saved the Experimental Education Unit’s kindergarten program contract, but resulted in an important opportunity to spread inclusion to more children and professionals throughout Seattle.
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We would like to interview you!
On Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, we are shooting testimonial videos to use in our Campaign for Inclusion. Help us put a face on why inclusion is fundamental to help everyone reach their potential. We need your voice and your story to show people how inclusion can benefit their community. Contact Travis Sherer to RSVP.
Now everyone can benefit from Project DATA!
DATA Trainings Can Come to Your School
This year, the Haring Center released The DATA Model for Teaching Preschoolers with Autism, the culmination of nearly 20 years of autism education research and practice.
Autism diagnoses have increased to a rate of 1 in 68 children, a significant increase from the rate of 1 in 150 children reported in 2000. During that same time period, the Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) model has been continuously demonstrated at the Experimental Education Unit (EEU), and Haring Center trainers have supported the model's replication in school districts throughout the country. Read more >
Learn more about Haring Center
The UW Haring Center is comprised of three units that work cooperatively to conduct research (ARU), service (EEU), and training (PDU) that continually advance the field of inclusive education. Visit our website to learn more about Haring Center.