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The Impact of Inclusion


Join Dr. Holmes and Dr. Dyer as they discuss the impact of inclusion on students on the spectrum and their families. Dr. Dyer said that the biggest barrier to inclusion is attitude and willingness to adapt and make changes needed for all students to be included and successful. Dr. Holmes and Dr. Dyer discuss social skill needs at different levels of the school process and transitioning to college.

Dr. Rebekah Dyer is a professor in the college of education at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. The courses that she teaches focus on special education. She is the faculty advisor for two clubs on campus; Best Buddies and Canyon Inclusive. Both clubs focus on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Her dissertation research focused on the inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in disability ministry programs. She presented her research at an International Autism Conference in Nanjing, China. Dr. Dyer is passionate about special education, specifically the inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

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