If you are concerned that a student does not understand your directions, ask him/her to repeat them back to you or to a peer.

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 September 12, 2012 in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion, News

Emilie is a parent, an advocate, and a strong supporter of inclusive education. She has a child with Angelman Syndrome and wants her blog to be helpful to others with similar family needs.

Emilie works for Michigan’s parent training and information center, so she also…

A soundtrack for inclusion?

Posted on September 10, 2012 in Inclusion, News

Some of you know that I started running last year. For this reason, I am constantly changing up my iPod playlist to find inspiring music that will keep me motivated and energized. Well, one of the things that I have noticed lately is that many of these inspiring songs remind me of my work in inclusive schools. So, I thought I would share the top 5…

Communication opportunities everywhere

Posted on August 30, 2012 in Families, Literacy, News

So, all summer long I kept finding cool ideas for encouraging conversation and expression and I squirreled them all away to share them in one big blog post.

One of my favorites came to me via my wonderful friend…


Posted on August 29, 2012 in News

Special-ism is a blog focused on the “invisible” special needs industry.

It is the result of a marriage between two…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Accessibility and Technology Geek

Posted on August 22, 2012 in News

Written by a librarian, a writer, and a counselor in Rehabilitation Psychology, the name of the blog says all you need to know about the content and the authors- LOL!

The three bloggers Accessibility and Technology Geek at cover everything from…

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