Autism and Changing Classroom Strategies

2016-11-10T10:11:25-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The field of autism is very new – not even 100 years old yet! This means we are constantly learning new things. We now know that what works for most children to learn does not always work for autistic children. In fact, it can be detrimental to their learning. Those of us in the field of autism will likely need to change the way we deliver help to those who seek it and change the way we teach our students.

Surviving Inclusion: At The Intersection of Minority, Disability and Resegregation

2018-01-15T13:51:21-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Inclusion, Kerima Çevik|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kerima Çevik on Surviving Inclusion: At The Intersection of

On Surviving Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:26-04:00By |Categories: Abuse and Bullying, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Kerima Çevik, Ollibean Mama Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Surviving Inclusion by Kerima Cevik Three

Isn’t it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Real Problem with Special Needs We love this

Cheryl Jorgensen

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: blog, General, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for information about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal design, curriculum adaptation, writing standards based IEPs, facilitating social relationships and much more!

Accessibility Is a Right Not a Privilege

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy In Action, Assistive Technology, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts

Judith Snow ~ Relationships & Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The research shows that when a child who is not academically gifted is included in a regular school, not only do the academics improve across the school, and I did say that, I didn’t say “in the classroom”, I said “across the school”, not only do the academics improve, but drug use and violence goes down."

Inclusion, Communication and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Learning is easy when the teacher knows you can learn. " Henry Frost

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

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

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.

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 .

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 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

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.

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

A Parent’s Story of Advocacy on The Inclusive Class

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion, Nicole Eredics, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is

Neurodiversity IS the Next Civil Rights Movement

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: blog, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"When we talk about inclusion what we're talking about is diversity." Audra Zucherman, co-founder, The IDEAL School .The IDEAL School practices full inclusion while nurturing their students abilities to create real change in the world through compassion and self- empowerment.

NCIE Webinar: Creating Inclusive IEPs

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

This February 20th webinar will focus on IEPs that target students’ full participation in inclusive general education classrooms and specify the supports needed for success.

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.

Changing the Paradigm

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sir Ken Robinson on education reform. "Changing Paradigms in Public Education" covers the importance of thinking differently about human capacity , recognizing the benefits of collaborative learning, and changing the culture of our institutions.