Use pre-printed mailing labels as an adaptation for learners who have writing or communication difficulties. Print out vocabulary words, math phrases and simple diagrams for students to use during daily work.

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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Off the Page: Got Goals?

Posted on November 14, 2017 in News

It’s November and, therefore, it’s time for a new episode of “Off the Page.” In this segment, I am sharing a goal setting tool from 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom. Don’t skip this one if you don’t co-teach, though! This strategy is a smart one and can work well for any …

Can “baseball cards” improve your collaborative relationships?

Posted on August 30, 2017 in News

I recently stumbled on this article by Leah Fessler. I loved her idea for supporting collaborative teams. I won’t steal her thunder by describing too much here, but as you read, consider how a “baseball card” idea of crafting and sharing all-about-me information could be used by staff members, by students and their peers, and by students and their …

A book trailer to share

Posted on August 24, 2017 in News

If you are interested in my newest book, Universal Design Daily, but have not yet bought a copy because you were hoping to watch a peppy book trailer about it before you made the purchase, you are in luck! I just posted such a trailer on YouTube. Take a peek and …

It’s not even my birthday…

Posted on June 30, 2017 in News

For no reason at all, I was presented with an awesome gift today! My youngest daughter and my mother-in-law conspired to make me a bedazzled 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom card! Look closely…and you will see the “Paula” on the card is wearing apple earrings to go with her…

Apple sweater shuffle

Posted on March 17, 2017 in Collaboration, News

Remember the rap video I created with my co-author, Julie Causton, last year? Really…how could you forget?

Now that I have refreshed your memory, take a look at this video sent to me by a group of Chicago Public School Teachers at Brentano Math & Science Academy. I worked with teachers at Brentano during an inclusive education workshop series this year.

This clip of them dancing in their …

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