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Doll Diversity Isn’t Just Child’s Play – Dolls with Disabilities

  • January 01, 2014
  • 3
BY Emily Ladau

As a little girl, I had a doll collection that took over nearly every inch of toy storage space in my room. I loved them …

Pro Infirmis Mannequins Video Shows Bodily Diversity is Beautiful

  • December 19, 2013
  • 8
BY Emily Ladau

A trip to the mall bombards me with unattainable ideals of “perfection” everywhere I turn. Mannequins of one standard body shape and size taunt me …

The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education – 07/12/13

  • July 08, 2013
  • 0
BY

This week, Carol Quirk who is the Co-Executive Director for the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education, will return to the podcast. Carol is going to …

2013 Top Ten Signs of Special Ed Advocate Burn Out

  • May 16, 2013
  • 0
BY

Subtitle: Why you may need a trip to a COPAA conference to relax. 1. You thought the OSEP’s MOU on NCLB’s AYP came from CDC …

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

  • May 01, 2013
  • 0
BY

Great resource promoting increased participation in physical activity among people of all abilities.

Helpful On-Line Resources for Creating Inclusive Schools

  • May 01, 2013
  • 0
BY

How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we re… Teachers love …

Some special education teachers fear losing jobs

  • April 30, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Atlanta special education teachers say they fear they could lose their jobs if they aren’t certified to teach in another subject. …

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

  • April 23, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

  • April 19, 2013
  • 0
BY

How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we re… Teachers love …

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

  • March 21, 2013
  • 0
BY

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her to enroll in advanced classes. She is eligible based on her test scores and school …

How to talk to a hearing impaired person? Don’t shout

  • March 13, 2013
  • 2
BY

First rule: Look at the hearing-impaired person when you speak.

Need for culturally sensitive treatment for deaf patients with psychiatric disorders

  • March 13, 2013
  • 0
BY

Members of the Deaf community who have mental health problems need culturally sensitive treatment to avoid misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, according to a report in …

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

  • March 08, 2013
  • 0
BY

The school wanted to retain my son who has an IEP for OT, PT and Speech. They insisted he repeat second grade. I disagreed. Now …

What’s the Difference between Reduction in Homework and Shortened Assignments?

  • March 08, 2013
  • 0
BY

By Kori Hamilton and Elizabeth Kessler, professional special educator and NICHCY advisor. Being able to provide ample opportunities for success to all students requires a …

‘Switched at Birth’ Goes Silent to Make a Point

  • March 02, 2013
  • 0
BY

“Until hearing people walk a day in our shoes, they will never understand,” says a guidance counselor a high school for deaf students in “Switched at Birth.”

Home Modifications

  • February 28, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Not all people begin life with disabilities, but most of us will need some kind of assistance as we experience the normal process of aging. …

A Parent’s Story of Advocacy on The Inclusive Class

  • February 22, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips – literally. That’s why I put together a list of… …

You Have to See This Inclusion Infographic!

  • February 20, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips – literally. That’s why I put together a list of… …

Appropriate Education for Your Child – 02/15/2013

  • February 15, 2013
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BY

Unfortunately, our guest Howard Glasser, was unavailable for this morning’s show! However, Terri and I managed to fill the 30 minutes (it’s not hard!) talking …

Wright’s Law: Why Schools Usually Say “No!”

  • February 15, 2013
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BY

My son is going to middle school. Same district, new school, just blocks apart. His 1:1 (same para for 3 years) has been the best …

The iPad and More: Help Children Improve Communication, Cognition, Literacy and Learning

  • February 10, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Blog on the topic of assistive technology, eLearning, mind mapping, project management, visual learning, collaborative tools, and educational technology · 1st 10 registrants receive free …

Deaf girl’s parents demand tutor

  • January 31, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Caryl and John Clarke with their daughters Tirion and Hafwen (second right) The parents of a profoundly deaf girl are threatening a council with legal …

US DOE “Access to Sports for Students with Disabilities Is a Civil Right”

  • January 25, 2013
  • 0
BY

U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options.

The Inclusive Class: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

  • January 24, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Nicole and Terri are looking forward to interviewing Dr. Sheldon Horowitz about ways classrooms can support children with learning disabilities.

Q&A: IDEA and child care

  • January 04, 2013
  • 0
BY

This 4-page brief explains the basics of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to child care providers, including early intervention for children under the …

Inclusion in the Middle School Years – 01/04/13

  • January 02, 2013
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The Inclusive Class Podcast kicks off a new year with a new live show on Friday, January 4, 2013. Listen as Nicole and Terri interview …

IEP Team Member Apology: A Template for “Not Knowing It All – After All”

  • December 27, 2012
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BY

Have you just committed a real faux pas but find yourself at a loss for words to apologize? Perhaps you are a celebrity who needs …

Crowdsourcing Site Compiles New Sign Language for Math and Science

  • December 25, 2012
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BY

A multimedia feature published earlier in December in the New York Times, “Pushing Science’s Limits in Sign Language Lexicon,” outlines efforts in the United States …

Letter from National Council on Disability (NCD) to the President Following Newtown Tragedy

  • December 23, 2012
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BY

December 20, 2012 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the National Council on …

COPAA Statement on the Newtown Tragedy

  • December 23, 2012
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BY

The members of Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) work in schools every day with teachers and on behalf of the 7.1 million …

FCC Honors Designers of Communications Technology Benefiting People with Disabilities

  • December 20, 2012
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445 12th Street, S.W. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: December 19, 2012 Michael Snyder at (202) 418-0997 E-mail: Michael.Snyder@fcc.gov FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI HONORS INNOVATORS …

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  • December 16, 2012
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An Ethnographic Investigation of African American Mothers’ Perceptions of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  • December 14, 2012
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The purpose of this study was to investigate fourteen African American mothers’ perceptions of the utilization of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) by their children …

‘Smartpen’ Pilot Program Helps Students with Disabilities

  • December 13, 2012
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BY

We often get questions about the legality of using a recording device or pen in class. Parents ask this question when schools tell them “recording …

Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

  • December 07, 2012
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BY

IMAGE: This is an ASL-STEM Forum screen shot, with former research team member Anna Cavender. A multimedia feature published this week in the New York …

Lessons in inclusion at S.F. schools

  • December 07, 2012
  • 0
BY Curated

San Francisco first-grader Anabel Rubin shoved her hands into tube socks and reached for the zip-lock bag filled with a dozen tiddlywinks chips. Her job …

Aide at Maryland School for the Deaf charged with sex abuse of minors

  • December 06, 2012
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BY

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/06/2012 Dec 06, 2012 06:55 PM EST TheWashingtonPost By David Marino-Nachison An aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf’s …

Scientists identify molecules in the ear that convert sound into brain signals

  • December 06, 2012
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IMAGE: Ulrich Mueller, PhD, (center) isa professor in the Department of Cell Biology,director of the Dorris Neuroscience Center at The Scripps Research Institute, and lead …

Use Your Words: Non-Verbal, Speech, and AAC

  • December 06, 2012
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BY

I see a little girl every week at events that my child attends. She’s great. She’s nine years old, has a fantastic laugh, and a …

Build Your App with Therapy Box

  • November 30, 2012
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BY

“After numerous requests, we have opened up our service to work with creative speech and language therapists, teachers and organisations who have an idea for …

CEC Celebrates IDEA’s 37th Anniversary

  • November 29, 2012
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On November 29, 1975 President Gerald Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142), landmark legislation that forever changed …

Longview school suspends use of isolation box

  • November 29, 2012
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BY

The Longview School District has suspended the use of an isolation box for special education students while it reviews the policy for isolating students who …

Evaluating the Efficacy of the LRE

  • November 16, 2012
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BY

I attended an IEP meeting recently that really brought home for me the complex nuances of determining what placement, or blend of placement options, represents …

The Negative Effects of Separating Children with Disabilities

  • November 15, 2012
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BY

Inclusion: What does the research say? There is a strong research base to support the education of children with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers. Although …

Nathan Heller: Andrew Solomon’s “Far from the Tree.”

  • November 12, 2012
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BY

For Megan and Michael, a Los Angeles couple, the crucial turn of parenthood came not in the delivery room but eight months later, when they …

Now, It’s Our Turn!

  • November 10, 2012
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BY

Tonight, Terri and I had the tables turned on us! It was our turn to be on the “hot seat” when we were featured guests …

CHOP presents new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at AHA 2012

  • November 09, 2012
  • 0
BY

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions …

Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

  • November 09, 2012
  • 0
BY

We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning School to update his Individual Education Plan (IEP) and for the first time ever H …

Open Letter from a Doctoral Student Who Needs Some Help with her Study

  • November 08, 2012
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Hi, my name is Christina and I am a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. The title of my dissertation is “Examining the Potential of …

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities – 11/02/12

  • November 01, 2012
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BY

Having taught at the primary, secondary and college levels, Dr. Horowitz has also worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York City …

URMC, Deaf Community, Study How to Improve Research Participation

  • October 24, 2012
  • 0
BY

Documents that explain life-saving medical procedures or how to take part in research can be difficult to understand, but with a $600,000 grant the University …

Listen to The Inclusive Class Roundtable – 10/26

  • October 23, 2012
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BY

Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Special ed in distress A few schools get it right, but complaints and lawsuits are mounting against a troubled program serving 7,000 Seattle students.

  • October 21, 2012
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Five years ago, a high-profile report found that Seattle’s public-school district was decades behind the rest of the country in serving students with disabilities. Today, …

Why Won’t the School Provide Homebound Instruction?

  • October 18, 2012
  • 0
BY

My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they had the authority to override that recommendation. Why won’t the school provide homebound services? Issues …

COPAA Announces Keynote and General Session Speakers for 2013 Conference

  • October 18, 2012
  • 0
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COPAA is an independent, nonprofit membership organization of special education attorneys, special education advocates, related professionals, and parents/family members. Our primary mission is to secure …

AAPC Publishing Releases Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

  • October 02, 2012
  • 0
BY

Integrate learning objectives with therapeutic supports and necessary modifications right in the classroom. Multiple worlds exist within the educational universe. Integrated planning happens when each …

National Council on Disability (NCD) Releases Report on Rights of Parents with Disabilities & Their Children

  • September 27, 2012
  • 0
BY

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, September 27, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of …

The Case for Inclusion Part Two: What Does Inclusion Look Like?

  • September 27, 2012
  • 1
BY Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive

It should always be the objective of public education to serve all students no matter what their disability label. It should always be the objective to give the right amount of support for all children.

NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech Featured in AAC Speech Application

  • August 29, 2012
  • 0
BY

We believe that NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech will benefit people with speech disabilities to communicate with other people. NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled …

Dr Thomas Armstrong – Neurodiversity – Aug 27,2012

  • August 27, 2012
  • 0
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Call in to speak with the host “Neurodiversity” by Dr Armstrong – Brilliance “Neurodiversity – Discovering the Extraordinary gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other …

USC’s Special Ed Infographic

  • August 24, 2012
  • 0
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Welcome to Making Special Education Actually Work, the official blog of KPS4Parents. We sincerely hope that this blog proves to enlighten and empower all responsible …

National Federation of the Blind Applauds National Council on Disability Report

  • August 23, 2012
  • 0
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Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “We applaud the National Council on Disability for its strong affirmation of the …

Another School year !!

  • August 19, 2012
  • 0
BY

Another school year begins August the 16th for us. My son is a young 1st grader , he will be 6 on August 23rd . …

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools

  • August 18, 2012
  • 0
BY

LOS ANGELES The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives …

My Video for Day without Starbucks for Sebastien

  • August 18, 2012
  • 1
BY Henry Frost

My video to help raise money for “Day Without Starbucks for Sebastien” . Sebastien is my friend. He has MELAS, a mitochondrial disease that is hurting him. Please help.

Sebastien’s Smile

  • August 18, 2012
  • 0
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Sebastien’s Smile was created for the sole purpose of raising awareness for Mitochondrial diseases which affect the Setin’s son Sebastien.

Henry’s video for his friend Sebastien, please help by sharing

  • August 18, 2012
  • 1
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Thursday Henry decided he wanted to write something to help his friend. We decided to video the process, as you can see, typing one letter at a …

London 2012 Takes Paralympic Torch Relay to New Heights

  • August 16, 2012
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BY

The Paralympic Torch Relay is the perfect moment to get your flags back out and get behind the incredible athletes taking part as the excitement …

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Accessible Principal

  • August 15, 2012
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BY

I am so thrilled to share the with you, which is a new blog that was launched this summer by one of the best administrators …

NYC to Integrate Special Ed Students into Regular Classrooms

  • August 13, 2012
  • 0
BY

New York City’s pilot for special education inclusion has moved the district to apply the program to a majority of the schools in the city. …

What is the Timeline for Developing a Section 504 Plan?

  • August 13, 2012
  • 0
BY

My 6 year old daughter had her 3 year reevaluation. She has Childhood Apraxia of Speech and fine motor difficulty. She is doing well academically. …

Change Leader Marianne Russo

  • August 13, 2012
  • 4
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Change Leader Marianne Russo of The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio answers our questions. We talk to her about why she started the Coffee Klatch interactive network and she answers our Ollibean Questionairre.

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

  • August 10, 2012
  • 4
BY

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school. Daily collaborative planning time at …

The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

  • August 10, 2012
  • 6
BY Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive

Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive on the motivation to change from educating students with disabilities in segregated settings to inclusive settings where all means all.

Ollibean Think Tank Member Tim Villegas

  • August 10, 2012
  • 0
BY Ollibean

My hope is that ThinkInclusive.us can create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates) to promote ideas, innovation and inspiration to change our world to be more accepting and value each and every human being.

How to Make Inclusive Practices a Reality For Your School

  • August 08, 2012
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BY

The new school year is fast approaching and The Inclusive Class Podcast is set to help you prepare! On Friday, August 10, 2012 we will …

Change Leader: Amy Sequenzia

  • August 08, 2012
  • 0
BY Ollibean

“Presume competence. The same way I want people to assume I am competent, I also assume that others are competent”.

Got Questions? Get answers from our disability-centric community.

  • July 29, 2012
  • 0
BY Ollibean

We’ve organized Ollibean so members can support each other in a very organic way. You will connect with others based on mutual interest in diffability related content.

What’s Ollibean All About and How Do I Get Started?

  • July 29, 2012
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Ollibean is a content driven, disability-centric community that unites news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do you get the most out of it? Find out here.

Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs

  • July 24, 2012
  • 0
BY

On Friday July 27, 2012, Nicole and Terri will be interviewing Dr. Kathleen Whitbread about the importance of including children with special needs in reading …

School-Wide PBIS & Teachers Who Bully

  • July 22, 2012
  • 0
BY

One reason, I suspect, is that people are so focused on holding bullies accountable that they’re not focusing on the real causes of bullying. But, …

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology ( FAAST)

  • July 17, 2012
  • 0
BY

About FAAST Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and …

Bullying Prevention State Laws

  • July 13, 2012
  • 0
BY

This new brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date, 47 states have passed legislation requiring schools to take leadership in addressing the problem. This …

Leaders@ED: Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

  • July 11, 2012
  • 0
BY

Alexa Posny has had 23 jobs. While she never envisioned a specific career path, every position she held was a stepping stone towards her current …

Deaf people “feel touch” with hearing part of brain

  • July 11, 2012
  • 0
BY

(LiveScience) Individuals who are born deaf use the “hearing” part of their brain to feel touch and to see objects, suggests new research that highlights …

Inclusive Educational Practices for Students with Special Needs

  • July 05, 2012
  • 1
BY Cody Lawson

Studies have shown when kids with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings, the classrooms are better for all of the students.

A Letter to Parents of Children with Special Needs

  • July 04, 2012
  • 0
BY

I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer with your family! Don’t forget to keep your child reading, practice some math facts or maybe …

Introducing Ollibean Think Tank Member Nicole Eredics

  • July 04, 2012
  • 0
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

We are very proud to introduce Ollibean Think Tank member, Nicole Eredics of the Inclusive Class . We know you are going to learn as much from …

Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

  • July 03, 2012
  • 0
BY

TUESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) — Students with visible disabilities and those receiving special education services for behavioral problems are at greater risk of being …

Jedd Hafer of Love and Logic ® answers your parenting questions

  • July 02, 2012
  • 0
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jedd Hafer, of Love & Logic® and asked him some of our questions. Jed’s one of those people that you start talking to and feel like you’ve known him forever.

Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders

  • June 28, 2012
  • 3
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Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders – comprised of the most innovative, passionate doers on the planet. Folks out there blazing a trail for the rest of …

Add Your Link to Our List of Inclusion Resources!

  • June 24, 2012
  • 1
BY

Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

National Council on Disability (NCD) Honors Life of Justin Dart

  • June 22, 2012
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Listen to the heart of this old soldier. As with all of us the time comes when body and mind are battered and weary. But …

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445 12th Street, S.W. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: December 19, 2012 Michael Snyder at (202) 418-0997 E-mail: Michael.Snyder@fcc.gov FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI HONORS INNOVATORS …

Dec
12

Scratch

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12

An Ethnographic Investigation of African American Mothers’ Perceptions of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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The purpose of this study was to investigate fourteen African American mothers’ perceptions of the utilization of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) by their children …

Dec
12

‘Smartpen’ Pilot Program Helps Students with Disabilities

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We often get questions about the legality of using a recording device or pen in class. Parents ask this question when schools tell them “recording …

Dec
12

Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

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IMAGE: This is an ASL-STEM Forum screen shot, with former research team member Anna Cavender. A multimedia feature published this week in the New York …

Dec
12

Lessons in inclusion at S.F. schools

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San Francisco first-grader Anabel Rubin shoved her hands into tube socks and reached for the zip-lock bag filled with a dozen tiddlywinks chips. Her job …

Dec
12

Aide at Maryland School for the Deaf charged with sex abuse of minors

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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/06/2012 Dec 06, 2012 06:55 PM EST TheWashingtonPost By David Marino-Nachison An aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf’s …

Dec
12

Scientists identify molecules in the ear that convert sound into brain signals

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IMAGE: Ulrich Mueller, PhD, (center) isa professor in the Department of Cell Biology,director of the Dorris Neuroscience Center at The Scripps Research Institute, and lead …

Dec
12

Use Your Words: Non-Verbal, Speech, and AAC

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I see a little girl every week at events that my child attends. She’s great. She’s nine years old, has a fantastic laugh, and a …

Nov
12

Build Your App with Therapy Box

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“After numerous requests, we have opened up our service to work with creative speech and language therapists, teachers and organisations who have an idea for …

Nov
12

CEC Celebrates IDEA’s 37th Anniversary

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On November 29, 1975 President Gerald Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142), landmark legislation that forever changed …

Nov
12

Longview school suspends use of isolation box

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The Longview School District has suspended the use of an isolation box for special education students while it reviews the policy for isolating students who …

Nov
12

Evaluating the Efficacy of the LRE

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I attended an IEP meeting recently that really brought home for me the complex nuances of determining what placement, or blend of placement options, represents …

Nov
12

The Negative Effects of Separating Children with Disabilities

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Inclusion: What does the research say? There is a strong research base to support the education of children with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers. Although …

Nov
12

Nathan Heller: Andrew Solomon’s “Far from the Tree.”

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For Megan and Michael, a Los Angeles couple, the crucial turn of parenthood came not in the delivery room but eight months later, when they …

Nov
12

Now, It’s Our Turn!

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Tonight, Terri and I had the tables turned on us! It was our turn to be on the “hot seat” when we were featured guests …

Nov
12

CHOP presents new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at AHA 2012

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Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions …

Nov
12

Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

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We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning School to update his Individual Education Plan (IEP) and for the first time ever H …

Nov
12

Open Letter from a Doctoral Student Who Needs Some Help with her Study

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Hi, my name is Christina and I am a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. The title of my dissertation is “Examining the Potential of …

Nov
12

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities – 11/02/12

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Having taught at the primary, secondary and college levels, Dr. Horowitz has also worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York City …

Oct
12

URMC, Deaf Community, Study How to Improve Research Participation

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Documents that explain life-saving medical procedures or how to take part in research can be difficult to understand, but with a $600,000 grant the University …

Oct
12

Listen to The Inclusive Class Roundtable – 10/26

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Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Oct
12

Special ed in distress A few schools get it right, but complaints and lawsuits are mounting against a troubled program serving 7,000 Seattle students.

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Five years ago, a high-profile report found that Seattle’s public-school district was decades behind the rest of the country in serving students with disabilities. Today, …

Oct
12

Why Won’t the School Provide Homebound Instruction?

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My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they had the authority to override that recommendation. Why won’t the school provide homebound services? Issues …

Oct
12

COPAA Announces Keynote and General Session Speakers for 2013 Conference

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COPAA is an independent, nonprofit membership organization of special education attorneys, special education advocates, related professionals, and parents/family members. Our primary mission is to secure …

Oct
12

AAPC Publishing Releases Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

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Integrate learning objectives with therapeutic supports and necessary modifications right in the classroom. Multiple worlds exist within the educational universe. Integrated planning happens when each …

Sep
12

National Council on Disability (NCD) Releases Report on Rights of Parents with Disabilities & Their Children

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WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, September 27, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of …

Sep
12

The Case for Inclusion Part Two: What Does Inclusion Look Like?

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It should always be the objective of public education to serve all students no matter what their disability label. It should always be the objective to give the right amount of support for all children.

Aug
12

NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech Featured in AAC Speech Application

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We believe that NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech will benefit people with speech disabilities to communicate with other people. NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled …

Aug
12

Dr Thomas Armstrong – Neurodiversity – Aug 27,2012

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Call in to speak with the host “Neurodiversity” by Dr Armstrong – Brilliance “Neurodiversity – Discovering the Extraordinary gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other …

Aug
12

USC’s Special Ed Infographic

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Welcome to Making Special Education Actually Work, the official blog of KPS4Parents. We sincerely hope that this blog proves to enlighten and empower all responsible …

Aug
12

National Federation of the Blind Applauds National Council on Disability Report

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Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “We applaud the National Council on Disability for its strong affirmation of the …

Aug
12

Another School year !!

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Another school year begins August the 16th for us. My son is a young 1st grader , he will be 6 on August 23rd . …

Aug
12

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools

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LOS ANGELES The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives …

Aug
12

My Video for Day without Starbucks for Sebastien

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My video to help raise money for “Day Without Starbucks for Sebastien” . Sebastien is my friend. He has MELAS, a mitochondrial disease that is hurting him. Please help.

Aug
12

Sebastien’s Smile

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Sebastien’s Smile was created for the sole purpose of raising awareness for Mitochondrial diseases which affect the Setin’s son Sebastien.

Aug
12

Henry’s video for his friend Sebastien, please help by sharing

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Thursday Henry decided he wanted to write something to help his friend. We decided to video the process, as you can see, typing one letter at a …

Aug
12

London 2012 Takes Paralympic Torch Relay to New Heights

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The Paralympic Torch Relay is the perfect moment to get your flags back out and get behind the incredible athletes taking part as the excitement …

Aug
12

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Accessible Principal

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I am so thrilled to share the with you, which is a new blog that was launched this summer by one of the best administrators …

Aug
12

NYC to Integrate Special Ed Students into Regular Classrooms

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New York City’s pilot for special education inclusion has moved the district to apply the program to a majority of the schools in the city. …

Aug
12

What is the Timeline for Developing a Section 504 Plan?

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My 6 year old daughter had her 3 year reevaluation. She has Childhood Apraxia of Speech and fine motor difficulty. She is doing well academically. …

Aug
12

Change Leader Marianne Russo

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Change Leader Marianne Russo of The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio answers our questions. We talk to her about why she started the Coffee Klatch interactive network and she answers our Ollibean Questionairre.

Aug
12

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school. Daily collaborative planning time at …

Aug
12

The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

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Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive on the motivation to change from educating students with disabilities in segregated settings to inclusive settings where all means all.

Aug
12

Ollibean Think Tank Member Tim Villegas

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My hope is that ThinkInclusive.us can create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates) to promote ideas, innovation and inspiration to change our world to be more accepting and value each and every human being.

Aug
12

How to Make Inclusive Practices a Reality For Your School

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The new school year is fast approaching and The Inclusive Class Podcast is set to help you prepare! On Friday, August 10, 2012 we will …

Aug
12

Change Leader: Amy Sequenzia

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“Presume competence. The same way I want people to assume I am competent, I also assume that others are competent”.

Jul
12

Got Questions? Get answers from our disability-centric community.

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We’ve organized Ollibean so members can support each other in a very organic way. You will connect with others based on mutual interest in diffability related content.

Jul
12

What’s Ollibean All About and How Do I Get Started?

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Ollibean is a content driven, disability-centric community that unites news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do you get the most out of it? Find out here.

Jul
12

Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs

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On Friday July 27, 2012, Nicole and Terri will be interviewing Dr. Kathleen Whitbread about the importance of including children with special needs in reading …

Jul
12

School-Wide PBIS & Teachers Who Bully

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One reason, I suspect, is that people are so focused on holding bullies accountable that they’re not focusing on the real causes of bullying. But, …

Jul
12

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology ( FAAST)

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About FAAST Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and …

Jul
12

Bullying Prevention State Laws

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This new brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date, 47 states have passed legislation requiring schools to take leadership in addressing the problem. This …

Jul
12

Leaders@ED: Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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Alexa Posny has had 23 jobs. While she never envisioned a specific career path, every position she held was a stepping stone towards her current …

Jul
12

Deaf people “feel touch” with hearing part of brain

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(LiveScience) Individuals who are born deaf use the “hearing” part of their brain to feel touch and to see objects, suggests new research that highlights …

Jul
12

Inclusive Educational Practices for Students with Special Needs

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Studies have shown when kids with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings, the classrooms are better for all of the students.

Jul
12

A Letter to Parents of Children with Special Needs

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I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer with your family! Don’t forget to keep your child reading, practice some math facts or maybe …

Jul
12

Introducing Ollibean Think Tank Member Nicole Eredics

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We are very proud to introduce Ollibean Think Tank member, Nicole Eredics of the Inclusive Class . We know you are going to learn as much from …

Jul
12

Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

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TUESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) — Students with visible disabilities and those receiving special education services for behavioral problems are at greater risk of being …

Jul
12

Jedd Hafer of Love and Logic ® answers your parenting questions

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We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jedd Hafer, of Love & Logic® and asked him some of our questions. Jed’s one of those people that you start talking to and feel like you’ve known him forever.

Jun
12

Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders

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Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders – comprised of the most innovative, passionate doers on the planet. Folks out there blazing a trail for the rest of …

Jun
12

Add Your Link to Our List of Inclusion Resources!

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Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Jun
12

National Council on Disability (NCD) Honors Life of Justin Dart

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Listen to the heart of this old soldier. As with all of us the time comes when body and mind are battered and weary. But …