To help students become more independent, write one-page manuals for different routines (e.g. “how to check a book out of the classroom library”; “how to submit extra credit”).

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Artistic living

Posted on April 18, 2015 in Autism, News

“I have a desire to share my autistic world with you. It is a beautiful yet bothersome world. I type these words and paint these paintings for you. To you, I give myself and my world in hopes of creating greater understanding and peace between our worlds. My own belief is that if we understand more about each other’s worlds, peace will follow.” – Roy Bedward

Years ago, I met Roy Bedward and his wonderful family when I was supervising student teachers. Roy was a high school student and he had so many challenges in his life. His communication was limited, he had …

Hop to it!

Posted on April 16, 2015 in Inclusion, News

Have you visited the blog hop over at The Inclusive Class? If not, be sure to check it out in the next few days (be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the blog submissions). The “hop” took place last week and featured nearly two dozen posts on inclusive education. This is a great opportunity to learn about new blogs, pick up new strategies and connect with …

Speaker Spotlight: Dan Habib

Posted on April 14, 2015 in Inclusion, News

Have you ever seen the fantastic documentary film, Including Samuel? It is-without question-one of the best films ever made on the topic of inclusive schooling and we are not only showing it at Illinois Includes, but we have the filmmaker coming to talk about his work, the film and all of his other projects too!

Dan Habib is the creator of …

Day 11: Collaborate with someone new

Posted on April 11, 2015 in Autism, News

Day 10: Use graphic organizers

Posted on April 10, 2015 in Autism, News

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