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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Flashback Friday: Create an agenda

Posted on February 14, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

This idea was inspired by the content in You’re Welcome, a book on inclusive practices that I wrote with Patrick Schwarz a few years back. This title is actually three mini-books sold as a packet that features content on differentiated instruction, collaboration, and positive behavior supports.

Tools like learning agendas provide great opportunities for …

Inclusion every single day

Posted on February 03, 2014 in Inclusion

It isn’t too often that I get a chance to let you know about a free gift, but that is exactly what I am doing today. One of my publishers, Paul H. Brookes, has just come out with a gorgeous new wall calendar that you can print and download for your home, office, or your school.

This calendar includes quotes from their books on inclusive education including one from …

Flashback Friday: Take off the blindfold

Posted on January 10, 2014 in Inclusion, News

Inclusive schools are not just places where we educate students with and without disabilities. In the best of circumstances, they are places where we inspire learners to think differently about ability. Disability awareness lessons done right can help teachers do this. Unfortunately, most disability awareness activities are not …

Flashback Friday: Individualize Standards and Objectives

Posted on January 03, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction, Inclusion

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

One of the most common misunderstandings of inclusive education is that all learners need to have the same learning targets and outcomes. A teacher told me recently, “What will he do in earth science? He can’t even read!” This statement suggests that we can’t address literacy goals in a science classroom and maybe even that we should not …

TASH: Three days of learning in Chicago

Posted on December 16, 2013 in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion

So I just experienced three days of learning about advocacy, inclusion, communication, support, and abilities right here in my backyard of Chicago, IL. The TASH conference took place in our wonderful city for the first time in over a decade. Unfortunately, visitors were welcomed with freezing temperatures and ice lining the streets!

The conference, however, was fantastic. I attended some dazzling …

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