If you are concerned that a student does not understand your directions, ask him/her to repeat them back to you or to a peer.

This website is dedicated to promoting inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Most of my work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.

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Civil rights in the classroom

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Advocacy, Inclusion

Now that the back-to-school rush is over, I finally have a minute to assemble my thoughts on my trip to the National Civil Rights Museum this summer. I had long wanted to visit the museum, but had never managed to make my way to Memphis. Well, in July, I finally planned my trip and, as I imagined it would be, it was simply stunning. The most memorable part of the museum for most visitors is surely the site where Dr. King was assassinated. For many, the tour begins with …

TASH: Three days of learning in Chicago

Posted on December 16, 2013 in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion

So I just experienced three days of learning about advocacy, inclusion, communication, support, and abilities right here in my backyard of Chicago, IL. The TASH conference took place in our wonderful city for the first time in over a decade. Unfortunately, visitors were welcomed with freezing temperatures and ice lining the streets!

The conference, however, was fantastic. I attended some dazzling …

Can you help Henry?

Posted on November 13, 2012 in Advocacy, Autism, Families, Inclusion, News

Henry is well over the half way mark in getting 10,000 signatures on his petition but he needs your help. He is in a huge battle with his school district to get into his neighborhood school.

This is an important campaign because…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Emilie’s Blog

Posted on September 12, 2012 in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion, News

Emilie is a parent, an advocate, and a strong supporter of inclusive education. She has a child with Angelman Syndrome and wants her blog to be helpful to others with similar family needs.

Emilie works for Michigan’s parent training and information center, so she also…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Special Education Law Blog

Posted on May 23, 2012 in Advocacy, Families, News

Charlie Fox is a lawyer here in Chicago who has a lot of experience advocating for children with disabilities and their families and helping schools support diverse learners.

His blog, Special Education Law Blog, is especially helpful for …

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