One of the ways that the library where I work reaches out to those families who are hesitant to bring their children to the library is to offer an outreach program to the students in our district's "extended year program." The outreach works--every year I am approached by at least one family who has brought their child to the library for the first time *because* of our work with the school and is delighted to find that the library is a welcoming place.
The catch is that the outreach program, in and of itself, is not inclusive. The program we work with is definitely a self-contained program. Not only are all the children who are involved in the program enrolled there specifically because of their disabilities, they have no interaction with "typically developing" children during the "extended year program." They participate in mainstreaming to various extents during the academic year, but during the summer they are the only children in the building. Furthermore, the outreach program is tailored specifically to this particular special education program.
And yet. . .Many of the families would not come to the library if we had not initially created a program "just for their kids." The time and resources that we devote to doing this offer reassurance to families that we are not just offering lip service, in the name of ADA compliance, when we say that they are welcome in the library. Parents of children with disabilities see their kids being rejected on a daily basis and, out of necessity, learn to pick their battles. Partnering with a "self-contained" program can be a means to facilitating a more inclusive environment.