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Supporting Youth with Special Needs in Out-of-School Time: A Study of OST Providers in New Jersey

Through a survey, this research study explored what Out-of-School Time (OST) program staff need in order to feel better prepared to support the inclusion of school-aged children with special needs in their programs. Results indicated that professional development on inclusion is key to success. These findings can inform policy and programmatic decisions on professional development.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Program Design and Management
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Special needs
Publisher: 
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
Author: 
Jane Sharp, Elizabeth Rivera Rodas, and Alan R. Sadovnik
Resource Type: 
Length: 
11 pages
Publication Date: 
2012