If you have students in middle and high school who regularly show up without supplies, consider letting them keep a second set of materials in the classroom.

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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It’s almost here…

Posted on August 12, 2013 in Differentiating Instruction, News

If you liked From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks, I have some fun news to share! I-along with my co-author, Sheila Danaher-have collected another 100 ideas for differentiating instruction in K-12 inclusive classrooms and assembled them into a second book.

We certainly didn’t think there would be a follow-up text to Tutor Scripts, but we just kept …

How AAC and assistive tech make classrooms better for all

Posted on August 02, 2013 in Inclusion, Literacy, News

In 2009, I published an article in The Reading Teacher with my colleague, Kelly Chander-Olcott, titled “Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students with Autism in Literacy Classrooms”. One of the points we make in the article is that students with disabilities often bring assistive technology and augmentative communication into classrooms and, therefore, make them…

Fun with preschool teachers

Posted on May 03, 2013 in Inclusion, News

I had to share these great snaps of my final day of training with Education Service Center Region 20 in San Antonio, Texas.

I was able to work with Jenice Dames (early childhood educator extraordinaire) to coach teachers in growing their inclusive preschool models.

Here is a snap of me with Jenice. Can you guess what we are thinking about here?

And here is a shot of some of the wonderful…

Idea #14: Share the good news

Posted on April 14, 2013 in Autism, News

Call home when the student has done something particularly well (e.g., helped a peer, mastered a new skill). Or write the learner an e-mail with specific information about what is going well. This information will always be welcome, but…

Autism Awareness Month: 30 Ideas in 30 Days

Posted on April 01, 2013 in Autism, News

For the fourth year in a row, I will be sharing 30 ideas in 30 days during April. I will share ideas from six different books and will feature photos, examples, and teacher-tested tips. I hope you will enjoy the ideas and be able to use them to better support your students and your children.

If you do enjoy the ideas, consider “paying it forward” by passing the links on to others. Something you share could make a big (or small but important) difference in the…

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