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(10.26) Can my child enroll in a general education vocational program?

(10.26) Can my child enroll in a general education vocational program?

Yes. General education vocational programs usually include classroom and lab instruction focusing on either an occupational area (for example, business) or a specific occupation (for example, computer programmer). Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with disabilities cannot be denied access to existing vocational programs because of their need for aides or because of architectural barriers.

For students enrolled in special education, an inclusion program offers them—with appropriate support services — the advantage of regular interaction with nondisabled students. These programs more closely resemble the social setting that your child will encounter when he leaves school and goes to work.