Allow students with disabilities to take a wide range of classes at the high school level. Psychology? Modern Dance? German? The catalog of possible options should be open to all.

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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Day 1: Stick puppet theater

Posted on December 01, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

When your books become tattered, don’t throw them away! Instead, cut them up and create a series of stick puppets to use in retellings, dramatic play, and as a tool for creating new narratives.

Puppets make lessons whimsical, bring a bit of levity to the classroom, and provide opportunities for writing, communication, and social interaction. These particular puppets have the added benefit of being really easy to…

12 days of inclusion

Posted on December 01, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

Every year I share some sort of holiday countdown in the form of recommendations or ideas. Last year, my twelve days countdown featured recommended books. The year before, I suggested gifts for educators, families, and students. This year, the launch of “12 Days of Inclusion” comes immediately following the release of my latest book [with my co-author Sheila Danaher], From Text Maps to Memory Caps: 100 MORE Ways to Differentiate Instruction in the K-12 Inclusive Classroom. Therefore, I am …

Inclusion projects worth your dollar

Posted on November 15, 2013 in Inclusion

Lately, I have been noticing all of the ways that organizations, schools, and groups are fundraising in creative ways to make their inclusive visions come true. The big change I am seeing is the use of social media and websites to spread the word and collect many small donations to make huge changes. This is exciting because it means that…

What inspires you?

Posted on November 03, 2013 in Inclusion

In this short video put out by one of my publishers, Paul H. Brookes Publishing, I talk a little bit about what inspires me in inclusive schools.

What do you like to see in an inclusive school? What inspires you?

101 ideas and counting

Posted on October 21, 2013 in Inclusion

I created this list for our Illinois Includes conference this year. I thought some of you might like to share it with your own groups.

101 Ways to Inspire Inclusion

by Paula Kluth, Ph.D. / www.paulakluth.com