Inclusive Design (formerly Special Education)

Every Child. Every Class. Every Day.


Inclusive Design supports the education of all students by focusing on critical aspects of inclusive learning environments. Our current focus is Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an evidence-based framework for systematically addressing learner variability. We have created the Universal Design for Learning Academy (UDLA), a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) for implementing UDL at the classroom, site, and district levels. Other efforts to support inclusion include the LACOE Special Education Symposium, the Theory and Practice Livebinder of general and special education resources, and hosting workshops on topics such as ELL's with disabilities, standards-aligned instruction for students with moderate-to-severe disabilities, and more.
UDL Getting StartedUDL Getting Started
A new self-paced course on Universal Design for Learning launches April 2nd!...Read more
UDL trainings and resourcesUDL trainings and resources
LACOE CIS is getting ready to provide districts with a multi-tiered system of supports for Universal Design for Learning. Click here for more info......Read more
Curated Resources for Educators!Curated Resources for Educators!
CIS SPED has created and will continually update its LiveBinder "Theory and Practice" with resources for practitioners. Feel free to submit additional resources or suggest new areas for coverage by emailing You can access the binder through the "Links" section. ...
Resource for Implementing SBAC SupportsResource for Implementing SBAC Supports
LACOE CIS Special Education has created the "Timeline for Implementing SBAC Supports" - a WHO does WHAT WHEN guide for action that can be adapted to fit the idiosyncrasies of your site/district. You can find the timeline, as well as all the supporting documents and resources, in the SBAC livebinder....Read more