Ollibean posts and articles about inclusive education for students with disabilities.

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

I Care By

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you care, you act. Do something positive to help a young person with emotional challenges.

Inclusion: The Right Thing for All Students – WNYC

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Articles, blog, Education, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We have reached the tipping point where it is no longer educationally or morally defensible to continue to segregate students with disabilities. We shouldn’t be striving to educate children in the least restrictive environment but rather in the most inclusive one.

Putting Education First by That Crazy Crippled Chick

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"First, we must ensure that all children, including and especially those with disabilities, receive a quality education. Inclusion means nothing if a child is not receiving a good education, which is, in fact, the very reason we have schools in the first place. " Cara Liebowitz

Who Cares About Kelsey

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Education, General, Henry Recommends, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kelsey Carroll lived with homelessness, self-mutilation, abuse and ADHD.  She was a likely high school dropout — until she encountered an education revolution that’s about empowering, not overpowering, teens with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Kelsey’s story, a story of trying to be seen for her potential rather than her past behavior.

How AAC and assistive tech make classrooms better for all : Paula Kluth

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2009, I published an article in The Reading Teacher

5 Ways to Elicit Language from PrAACtical AAC

2016-11-10T10:11:44-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Articles, Assistive Technology, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PrAACtical Suggestions: 5 Ways to Elicit Language Without Asking a

Judith Snow

2016-11-10T10:11:44-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Judith Snow, MA is a social innovator and an advocate for Inclusion – communities that welcome the participation of a wide diversity of people. Inclusion is an opportunity for EVERYONE!

The Power of Presuming Competence

2016-11-10T10:11:44-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy In Action, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Resources, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Thasya", a mini film by Dan Habib, highlights the power of presuming competence, differentiated instruction and augmentative and alternative communication. Inclusion works.

Transforming Education to Benefit ALL Students

2016-11-10T10:11:46-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As part of a 5-year, $24.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. DOE , the SWIFT Center was founded to assist districts and their schools to engage in a transformational process, in order to achieve equity and excellence for all students. Research has demonstrated that inclusive education significantly improves academic and behavior outcomes for all children.

Intersection of Law, Education and Civil Rights

2016-03-30T14:44:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a deaf-blind student with very limited sight and hearing, Haben Girma '13 learned that you must be a self-advocate and come up with creative solutions to the problems you face. If that fails, she says, then the law can be a strong ally.

We Are Not In Our Own World

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Judy Endow, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We need to be careful about how we think about and talk about people with disabilities. One example is the reference that those who are autistic or deaf or blind or have some sort of movement differences are “in their own world.”

EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusive Education, Politics, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Smithsonian's Web exhibit of the history of people with disabilities in America shown through photos.

Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Disabilty and Civil Rights: Standing On the Right Side of History

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"If we were to go back to the 1960s and we were to talk to those leaders who were vehemently against desegregation, we would hear the conviction in their voices of them stating why they believe their decisions and what they were doing to those children were just. Just as I believe that some of you and some of the board members that have spoken believe that their decisions are just. But, I fear that the Hillsborough County School Board is standing on the wrong side of history."

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

I Am Here To Make A Difference For My People

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Brothers & Sisters, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"I am here to make a difference for my people. I hope that you listen to what I have to say. I want people like you to stop judging me." Tres Whitlock

The National Center on Inclusive Education Summer Institute

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Events, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusive education conference with keynotes by Lydia Brown, George Sugai, Dan Habib, JoAnne Malloy. Cheryl Jorgensen, Michael McSheehan, Henry Frost and many more you will not want to miss!

Not Impossible: The Story of Daniel

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Articles, blog, Education, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Five years ago (next month) our severely autistic son Daniel had a major breakthrough. This whole world is new to him: standards, peers, comradeship and competition.

PrAACtical AAC | Presuming Competence and Using The Least Dangerous Assumption

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Ableism, Articles, Assistive Technology, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PrAACtical AAC's latest post on the importance of presuming competence.

2013 Top Ten Signs of Special Ed Advocate Burn Out

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Subtitle: Why you may need a trip to a COPAA

Game Changer: Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Special Education Bill

2016-11-10T10:11:50-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Florida Senate unanimously passed Bill 1108 on April 29th.

Some special education teachers fear losing jobs

2013-06-06T18:21:07-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Atlanta special education teachers say they

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

2016-11-10T10:11:50-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Editor's Picks, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2014-04-05T00:03:42-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How do we help our children or students who are

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

2013-03-24T23:30:53-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

2016-11-10T10:11:54-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, Events, General, Inclusive Education, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.

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