|Recipient of Benefit
Description of Benefit
||Children with Disabilities
- They are spared the effects of separate, segregated education-including
the negative effects of labeling and negative attitudes fostered
by lack of contact with typically developing children.
- They are provided with competent models that allow them to learn
new adaptive skills and/or learn when and how to use their existing
skills through imitation.
- They are provided with competent peers with whom to interact
and thereby learn new social and/or communicative skills.
- They are provided with realistic life experiences that prepare
them to live in the community.
- They are provided with opportunities to develop friendships
with typically developing peers.
|Children Without Disabilities
- They are provided with opportunities to learn more realistic
and accurate views about individuals with disabilities.
- They are provided with opportunities to develop positive attitudes
toward others who are different from themselves.
- They are provided with opportunities to learn altruistic behaviors
and when and how to use such behaviors.
- They are provided with models of individuals who successfully
achieve despite challenges.
- They can conserve their early childhood resources by limiting
the need for segregated, specialized programs.
- They can conserve educational resources if children with disabilities
who are mainstreamed at the preschool level continue in regular
as compared to special education placements during the elementary
|Families of Children with Disabilities
- They are able to learn about typical development.
- They may feel less isolated from the remainder of their communities.
- They may develop relationships with families of typically
developing children who can provide them with meaningful support.
|Families of Children Without Disabilities
- They may develop relationships with families who have children
with disabilities and thereby make a contribution to them and
- They will have opportunities to teach their children about
individual differences and about accepting individuals who are