“The act or state of being included; a person or thing that is included” (Inclusion, 2004).
“An education policy that allows students with disabilities to be integral members of age-appropriate classrooms in neighborhood schools. In keeping with U.S. federal legislation, which requires schools to educate students with disabilities in the ‘least-restrictive environment’ possible, needed special services and supports are brought to the student in the regular classroom” (Barker, 2003, p. 212).

"inclusion n." Soanes, C. and Stevenson, A. (Ed.). (2004). The concise Oxford English dictionary. [Online]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference Online. BLC Boston College Libraries. Retrieved June 8, 2005, from Barker, R.L. (2003). The social work dictionary (5th ed.). Washington, DC: NASW Press.