Who Cares About Kelsey? We do.

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Advocacy Resources, Author, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We first saw Who Cares About Kelsey ? at the National Center on Inclusive Education’s Summer Institute and instantly connected to the film's message of empowering students.

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.

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.

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

2016-04-20T09:34:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy Resources, Articles, Autism Resources, Cross Disability, Events, Inclusion Resources, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, Carol Quirk who is the Co-Executive Director for

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

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

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

2016-11-10T10:11:54-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The school wanted to retain my son who has an

Appropriate Education for Your Child – 02/15/2013

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Unfortunately, our guest Howard Glasser, was unavailable for this morning's

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

2016-11-10T10:11:56-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My son is going to middle school. Same district, new

The Inclusive Class: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Nicole Eredics, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Grit Media

2013-06-17T16:37:41-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Grit Media promotes the rights and aspirations of people with

Q&A: IDEA and child care

2013-01-05T17:37:36-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This 4-page brief explains the basics of the Individuals with

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

2012-12-29T21:22:02-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you just committed a real faux pas but find

What Does Ollibean Mean to You?

2016-11-10T10:12:02-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Crazy but true, simply wearing an Ollibean tshirt makes bedtime routine happy and fun! Send us a message about why you want one, what Ollibean means to you, and we'll get one to you.

Ollibean: All of a kind

2016-11-10T10:12:02-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The faces of Ollibean are kids with and without disabilities all trying to make the world a better place.

Now, It’s Our Turn!

2016-11-10T10:12:05-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tonight, Terri and I had the tables turned on us!

Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

2015-02-16T10:10:09-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities – 11/02/12

2012-11-01T17:48:13-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Having taught at the primary, secondary and college levels, Dr.

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE)

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The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE) at the University

Listen to The Inclusive Class Roundtable – 10/26

2012-10-27T14:13:58-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is

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.

2012-10-21T10:55:44-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Five years ago, a high-profile report found that Seattle's public-school

Why Won’t the School Provide Homebound Instruction?

2012-10-19T16:14:26-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they

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

2012-10-02T11:58:51-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Integrate learning objectives with therapeutic supports and necessary modifications right

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

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |Categories: blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

A Sensory Garden for Zoë and Oliver

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of Ollibean's contributors, the lovely and amazing, Julie Lohoefener of Bloom Garden Shop, let's us in on some great tips on creating a non-toxic Sensory Garden with your kids.

USC’s Special Ed Infographic

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to Making Special Education Actually Work, the official blog

Another School year !!

2012-12-15T23:59:57-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Another school year begins August the 16th for us. My