I will be teaching a second grade inclusion class next year. 14 of the 29 students are special education students. They are labeled CD, LD, ED, and OHI. Many of them also receive OT, PT, Speech, social skills, adaptive gym, and counseling. I will have 4 others that qualify for speech. Personally, I think this whole inclusion thing is getting out of control. I think this is far too many special needs kids in a regular classroom. I have several families requesting other teachers because they feel the numbers are too high for inclusion. This upsets me because many of these families have been part of my teaching career for the last 10-20 years. I have even had some of the children of my former students. Please share your grade, how many inclusion students you have, and whether you have a paraprofessional. I am curious how this is handled in other systems.