Torrie Dunlap is an educator that believes in inclusive education. She believes that we approach education in the wrong way. By pushing kids with disabilities into “special” schools and activities, we segregate them. This segregation, Dunlap argues, creates a mentality where individuals with disabilities are discouraged from participating in the full community. Instead, Dunlap urges for educators, parents and caregivers to rethink the current conceptual model of disability. By changing the way we view disabilities, we can prevent people with disabilities from becoming the most marginalized population in society.
Watch Torrie Dunlap’s talk below and see how she tackles our current way of thinking about disabilities and how they affect children.