Longview school suspends use of isolation box

2012-11-30T10:45:47-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Longview School District has suspended the use of an

Evaluating the Efficacy of the LRE

2012-11-16T08:40:14-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I attended an IEP meeting recently that really brought home

Now, It’s Our Turn!

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

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

CHOP presents new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at AHA 2012

2012-11-10T21:52:38-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Medical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of

The Case for Inclusion Part 3: Sea Change

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The longer there is a strong distinction between general and special education the worse it is for students who are labeled with a disability. It perpetuates the language of Us and Them...

Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

2015-02-16T10:10:09-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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

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

Hi, my name is Christina and I am a doctoral

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.

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

COPAA Announces Keynote and General Session Speakers for 2013 Conference

2012-10-18T19:13:19-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

COPAA is an independent, nonprofit membership organization of special education

Supporting Young Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We hope that young autistics today will be proud of themselves and without shame. The message that boy received at that moment was the opposite of acceptance. It was ableist and it came from someone who is part of our own community.

Inclusive Education: It’s Great If You Can Get It

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Nicole Eredics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusive schools need to become a reality for all students

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

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

2012-12-15T23:20:21-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, September 27, the National Council

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

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |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.

Presume My Competence

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Ableism, Advocacy, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Really, this is number one. Please presume my competence.

Focus on My Strengths

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#4 Please focus on My Strengths. I have many. We all do.

I Stand With Henry

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Politics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Henry is doing is advocating for his rights, at the same time that he reminds us of our own rights and about how far we still have to go.

Top 10 Things Autistic Self Advocate Needs Teachers to Know : # 3

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top ten things I want you to know. Number 3: Please talk directly to me, not to my support person.

Autistic Student’s Top 10 List for Teachers of Students with Special Needs #2

2015-10-28T20:27:11-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top ten things Autistic student wants teachers, therapists and friends to know about students with special needs... they may be shocking to some of you, but hopefully to most they are exactly what you expect. Here's number 2.

A Sister Stands with Her Brother: I Am Heard, I Am Important, and I Am Included

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

No one wants to be the excluded one, the one to stand alone in silence, the one left out of the conversation. No one wants to be forgotten. So why are some individuals treated this way? Luckily it just takes one person to stand up and include, and the rest will follow. Be that person, take a stand, make a difference.

A Sensory Garden for Zoë and Oliver

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |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.

Dr Thomas Armstrong – Neurodiversity – Aug 27,2012

2012-12-15T23:40:29-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Call in to speak with the host "Neurodiversity" by Dr

USC’s Special Ed Infographic

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to Making Special Education Actually Work, the official blog

My Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusion, Martin Luther King, Jr, The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and education.

National Federation of the Blind Applauds National Council on Disability Report

2012-12-15T23:44:13-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the

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