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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.


Talking Autism and Inclusion in San Diego

Posted on July 02, 2011 in Autism, Inclusion

There are so many great things to report from the Autism Institute Summer Conference in San Diego. First of all, I got to see many talented colleagues present including Anne Donnellan, Martha Leary, Christi Kasa and Ari Ne’Eman. I also got to try my hand at improv in one of the breakout sessions (TONS of fun).

Kacie’s “Ooh La La” Inclusion Success Story

Posted on June 24, 2011 in Inclusion

Well, today’s post is a long one but so worth taking the time to read. I am posting two emails. One came to me in 2006 and one came to me a few weeks ago.

In both letters, Candy thanks me for helping her start her journey. The truth is, if this were about me, stories like this would happen weekly. I talk to a lot of people in a given year but reports like this one are still all too rare. Therefore, the real applause clearly goes to Kacie, her mom, her teachers, and her friends.

“Signs” of Effective Collaboration

Posted on June 14, 2011 in Collaboration, Inclusion

I just spent a few days with teachers in Colorado. The workshop was on collaboration and co-teaching and we talked a lot about conducting effective meetings. For instance, we discussed having clear starting and ending times, following an agenda, assigning time limits to agenda items, starting meetings with the follow-up from the previous meeting, and minimizing interruptions.

Let’s Stay Together!

Posted on March 25, 2011 in Families, Inclusion

Not only a great song by Al Green, but a great motto for families and educators pursuing inclusive schooling. Some of you know I have been working with parents and teachers in my own village to educate the community, provide resources, and build support for one another.

About a year ago, I started a group called …

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