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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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: Kaz Brook’s Blog

Posted on October 17, 2012 in Families, Inclusion, News

Today’s pick is another parent blog, Kaz Brook’s Blog; this one is focused on a little boy with autism.

I chose it because Kaz not only writes really lovely…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Ollibean

Posted on October 10, 2012 in Families, Inclusion, News

If you are at all plugged into inclusion-related websites, Facebook pages, or tweets, you have probably already heard about Ollibean. This is a fun site filled with articles, links, and cool video clips. Its mission is to connect families, self-advocates, & professionals to one another “to help create online and offline communities…, to share stories and to work together”.

If you need more motivation to visit the site, you can..

A Wiki and a wonderful story

Posted on October 05, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

I just love bringing great personal stories to all of you. Today’s tale comes from educator, Suzy Dees. Suzy wears many hats; she is a mother of a child on the spectrum, RtI coach, and teacher educator. Suzy recently taught a class using “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms as the primary text. She created discussion questions and class activities, and gathered many related materials for her students. Because Suzy is so generous, she has offered to share the materials on her Wiki with this audience.

Ok, so if that wasn’t enough, Suzy also has shared a wonderful…

Patrick and Pedro

Posted on October 01, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

My dear friend and co-author, Dr. Patrick Schwarz, recently taped this quick interview about our books, “Just Give Him the Whale” and “Pedro’s Whale”.

I love this little segment because…

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