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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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The power of being welcomed

Posted on January 21, 2013 in Inclusion, News

How can you bring this kind of inclusive energy, sentiment, or spirit to your school? Community?

A few words on inclusion for administrators

Posted on January 09, 2013 in Inclusion

Some of you might be interested in this article on autism in K-12 schools. I was interviewed for the piece and was pleased with their focus on inclusion- especially since administrators are their audience.

New year, new book

Posted on January 04, 2013 in Inclusion, News

Well, I have been in hiding for weeks trying to finish my latest book project and I am so excited to finally get to share it with all of you in this first week of the year. Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? won’t be out until February 1, but my new publisher, Cambridge Book Review Press, is accepting pre-orders if you want to be one of the first on your block to get it.

This book is somewhat different from others I have done as it…

“Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?”: 100 Ideas for Improving Inclusive Schools

“Paula Kluth has done it again! A lively, practical and engaging how-to book on creating inclusion. Her focus is on all of us…

DAY 2: Autism – Sensory/Movement Differences and Diversity

Posted on December 14, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

For a lot of people, the most anticipated books each year are about vampires or girls with great archery skills, but the release I waited for was this book by friends, Martha Leary and Anne Donnellan. I am not exaggerating when I share that their first book, Movement Differences and Diversity in Autism, completely changed how I thought about disability, behavior, and autism. This new volume did not disappoint, and I am now…

Book cover for The King Who Rained

Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity

“If we follow the lead offered here we will not only have a model of the discipline we must cultivate, we will also have the support of people with disabilities as full partners in the difficult search for better understanding. Leary and Donnellan carefully note…

DAY 1: Educational Courage

Posted on December 13, 2012 in Inclusion, News

In these times of teaching to the test and school closures, this collection of essays is refreshing and so very necessary. Mara has worked on behalf of inclusive schools for years, so I knew the book would get the activist in me fired up and it did. Chapter 4 is a must-read for those interested in social justice for students with disabilities, but most inclusion-minded folks will love…

Book cover for Educational Courage

Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush on Public Education

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those who are…

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