Frequently Asked Questions about our Together, We Are Able Social Inclusion Education Program:
Who does the program service?
Our education program services students of special education, K to 5th grade and students of general education K- 8. Our social inclusion curriculum can be modified for general education classes grades 7 – 12.
What kind of schools does Shane’s Inspiration provide transportation for?
We provide buses for special education center OR
Schools with both a general education and special education population.
How much does it cost to participate?
Our education program is free to all participating schools. However, we ask for a contribution from private schools. This goes towards the transportation for their partnering/ special education peers trip to the playground.
What is the earliest time my school can get picked up for the field trip
Our transit company, Mission School Transportation, will pick up at 9am.
How long does a field trip last?
The field trip begins at playground arrival time, 9:30/9:45 and ends at 1pm.
Is there a limit to how many students attend a field trip?
We limit our field trips to 40-50 students total. This works out to approximately 1 general education class to partner with 1-2 special education classes.
How many buses can I get?
We limit 1 bus per public school. We are sure to accommodate students using wheelchairs, so in these cases, it will require a second (wheelchair-accessible) bus.
What playground do I go to?
We program 14 of our 32 local inclusive playgrounds. These 14 are found on our registration page of our website. Click the link here to see the complete list: https://shanesinspiration.org/programmed-playgrounds/
How far in advance do I schedule my field trip?
We need at least 5 weeks advance notice to ensure that you receive a field trip date of your choice. Please note, we do not program field trips on Tuesdays for LAUSD schools as Tues. are their early departure days.
How many parent volunteers can I have?
We recommend 4-6 parents.
How do sign up?
Register online at: https://shanesinspiration.org/inclusion/