Designing for the Least Restrictive Environment in General Education

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a critical principle of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). School districts and families often struggle with WHERE and HOW to ensure LRE. What does the law really say? How can we use the UDL framework to reduce barriers and ensure that the general education classroom is the least restrictive environment? Join us for an engaging discussion that will stretch our thinking, allow for collaboration and improve outcomes for each and every learner!


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  • 03:00 - Access to our presentation
  • 03:32 - The Why
  • 04:39 - Together we will...
  • 05:10 - Ohio’s Strategic Plan
  • 06:11 - Defining LRE
  • 08:37 - SAS - Defined
  • 14:03 - Poll response
  • 21:06 - 26:00 - Solutions to a barrier with lectures