The Issue

Why do we need the Catalyst for Inclusive Education?

  • ½ of the children out of school in 2017 are children with disabilities – roughly 52 million children.
  • Children with intellectual disabilities are the most excluded, and often experience a “double disadvantage” (for example, girls, refugees, and indigenous persons with disabilities).
  • Children with intellectual disabilities are usually at home, and those that do go to school are usually segregated.
  • Inclusive education is the key to a full life in the community.
  • We cannot achieve “Education for All” without children with intellectual disabilities. 
  • Governments need support to transform to inclusive systems.
  • Inclusion International members need tools and support in order to advance inclusive education locally and regionally.
  • A focus on inclusion leads to quality for ALL.