As an educator, you will be ensuring that your instruction, transition activities, and relationships with students reflect the program philosophy of your school district. The program philosophy drives the curricula, inclusive practices, and the recognition of cultural diversity.
The five accomplishments in shown below lead to fulfillment and respect for all people (O'Brien and O'Brien, 1998). They may act as a guide for professionals supporting and creating curricula, programming and services for individuals with disabilities. If we hold a person-centered philosophy are we ensuring that our programs and services align with this philosophy? Hopefully so; if not, should we really be doing it?