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.

Students with Disabilities Excel with High Expectations, Access, and Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"We know that when students with disabilities are held to

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

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

Ten Things I wish My Teacher and SLP Knew about AAC : Pat Mervine

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Articles, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Resources We Love, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pat Mervine has a great website and is the author

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

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.

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

2016-11-10T10:12:05-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Nicole Eredics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusive schools need to become a reality for all students

Presume My Competence

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |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

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |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

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |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.

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