The Editor and Editorial Board of REACH ( formerly the Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland) are pleased to announce an online event at 19:00 on Wednesday 19th May 2021 to mark the renaming of REACH as the Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland. The new title will more accurately reflect the national and international research and policy landscape and the scope of the journal. and the move to open access online publication. REACH provides an opportunity for those involved and interested in inclusive and special education to publish articles based on their practice, research and experience. Therefore we are delighted to announce that REACH now has a full online presence and is freely available online in open access format at reachjournal.ie.
Professor Michael Shevlin will make a short welcome address reflecting on inclusion in Irish education, the place of practitioner research in progressing this and the supportive role of the journal. A panel of invited guests will consider and debate the function of REACH in 2021 and how the online open-access format can contribute to the discourse around the education of students with additional needs.ISL Interpretation will be provided.