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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.



Posted on October 10, 2012 in Families, Inclusion, News

If you are at all plugged into inclusion-related websites, Facebook pages, or tweets, you have probably already heard about Ollibean. This is a fun site filled with articles, links, and cool video clips. Its mission is to connect families, self-advocates, & professionals to one another “to help create online and offline communities…, to share stories and to work together”.

If you need more motivation to visit the site, you can..

How do you say “whale” in Arabic?

Posted on October 07, 2012 in News

My publisher, Paul Brookes, just sold the Arabic translation rights for both “A Land We Can Share” and “Just Give Him the Whale”. The foreign publisher, Alam Alkotob, is based in Cairo, Egypt.

If you are in the market for titles in other languages…

A Wiki and a wonderful story

Posted on October 05, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

I just love bringing great personal stories to all of you. Today’s tale comes from educator, Suzy Dees. Suzy wears many hats; she is a mother of a child on the spectrum, RtI coach, and teacher educator. Suzy recently taught a class using “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms as the primary text. She created discussion questions and class activities, and gathered many related materials for her students. Because Suzy is so generous, she has offered to share the materials on her Wiki with this audience.

Ok, so if that wasn’t enough, Suzy also has shared a wonderful…


Posted on October 03, 2012 in News

If you had an opportunity to say something to over a million people, what would you say?

This is the question posed by the website, The Listserve. To participate, simply submit your email address and you are added to the lottery. Once you have been added, you will receive an email every day from that day’s winner. They may write giving advice, asking for recipes, or sharing a belief.

Why am I featuring…

Patrick and Pedro

Posted on October 01, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

My dear friend and co-author, Dr. Patrick Schwarz, recently taped this quick interview about our books, “Just Give Him the Whale” and “Pedro’s Whale”.

I love this little segment because…

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