Want to motivate learners and make lessons memorable? Incorporate the occasional costume to drive your message home. Teach as an atom, a pioneer or as Rosie the Riveter.

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.



Posted on March 22, 2012 in Inclusion

If you have been to my workshops or have been a student in one of my classes, you might know that I love service learning as a tool for teaching in the inclusive classroom.

Service allows all students- including those with disabilities –to give instead of get support and gives teachers the opportunity to address a …


Posted on March 07, 2012 in Inclusion, News

Think Inclusive is an exciting new blog created by Tim Villegas, an advocate and educator, promotes inclusion and innovation.

Tim wants his new site to “create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates)” and to encourage schools and communities to be more accepting. The site is new so …

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Beyond the Crayon

Posted on January 25, 2012 in Inclusion, News

To my knowledge, Beyond The Crayon is the only blog (a) dedicated to inclusive education and (b) written by a paraprofessional. This gem is a great training tool for your district educational assistants and for teachers too.

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Beyond the Crayon

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Eliminating the Box

Posted on January 18, 2012 in Inclusion, News

I was so delighted to find the blog Eliminating the Box last week!

There are many good inclusion-related websites out there, but not enough blogs penned by practicing educators. I found this blog to be interesting, honest, and full of great reflections and resources. Thanks so much for your contribution, Monica!

Getting To Know You

Posted on August 29, 2011 in Families, Inclusion

I am so excited to be writing this post today and sharing this wonderful and creative idea from my clever friend, Chris Levy. Chris and her partner, Joy, are always looking for neat ways to help their son, Josh, connect with classmates in the beginning of the school year.

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