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All my life I have been easily overwhelmed by sound and motion.  I can hear things nobody else even notices such as the hum of...
As an autistic, I know first hand how my communication abilities are different from the neuro-majority people around me. Most people do not understand ...
Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This ...
A challenge I am continually faced with as an autistic adult is the misinformed presumption and resulting behavior of neurotypical people when I do not...
Inclusive Education
Our kids went back to school this month and likely many families are still struggling with the transition. It often seems that as the newness...
Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Inclusive Class Podcast on Blo...
“We know that when students with disabilities are held to high expectations, have access to a robust curriculum in the regular classroom, they excel.” ...
Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for informatio about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal ...
Editor's Picks
Ever since the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and more recently, after a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, I have...
In the past few years I have had two encounters with the police while driving my car. The first time I pulled into a school...
Because of my autism I have an autistic thinking style. One characteristic often attributed to me is “inflexible thinking.” Flexibility in thinking ...
Ollibean Literacy Lifehacks : Tools for parents and care providers without education backgrounds to easily provide literacy instruction. Sign up for ...
Resources We Love
It’s unacceptable that any child miss out on an education because of not having a wheelchair, and Wheelchairs of Hope is doing something about it....
We love this free American Sign Language resource- ASL Uni...
We love YogaKids and their foundation Go Give Yoga! Their mission is " to promote peace, health, empowerment and education" . Ok, sig...
So many ideas in the larger autism community often become a debate. As an autistic this black-or-white, choose-your-side sort of thinking is very neurologically ...
Video
What is the social model of disability and why is it impo...
Beautiful American Sign Language interpretation of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm ...
Love this video by Tina and Paul Sirimarco. Tina is an ASL interpreter and has been teaching her husband to sign. The videos they have...
At only 25, Lizzie Velaquez is a motivational speaker, the subject of an upcoming documentary and author. In her viral TedX Talk, How Do YOU...
Advocacy
This is especially directed at parents, family members and all who spend a lot of time with disabled children. It also applies to adults, even...
Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t ...
I spoke at Hillsborough County School District’s board meeting on September 9, 2014 to address safety concerns for students with disabilities after ...
Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make ...
General
As an adult with autism small talk is the most difficult of all communication and yet it is likely the most important communication skill when...
When you are disabled there is a lot going against you. Not that disability is the worst thing someone can experience. It is not. Disability...
As an autistic my connections to other people are perceived visually. In fact, I often need to have a concrete visual available in order to...
“There are more than 500,000 words in the English language, but a person who masters only 250 words will recognize more than two-thirds of all...