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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WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Accessible Principal

Posted on August 15, 2012 in Collaboration, News

I am so thrilled to share the The Accessible Principal with you, which is a new blog that was launched this summer by one of the best administrators I have ever met.

Marilyn is a school and district leader in a suburb here in Chicago and she has interests ranging from…

I’m Back…

Posted on August 11, 2012 in News

I’m back after several wonderful weeks of summer vacation. Here are a few snaps of where I have been and what I have been doing. I am happy to be back to work (love seeing the colorful rows of school supplies in all the stores), but had a great time sleeping in, taking road trips, and hanging out with my family.

What did you …

Giveaway Winners!

Posted on June 25, 2012 in News

Thanks to all who added comments and ideas this week to the laminated card post. I just love seeing all of the great feedback and unique thoughts and ideas from parents, advocates, and teachers.

The three winners of the drawing are:

Lisa Steine
Jennifer Selvek
Meredith Gebren

Please email us your shipping address and the card will be …

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: A Differentiated Kindergarten

Posted on June 21, 2012 in Differentiating Instruction, News

You all know how much I love a great teacher blog! A Differentiated Kindergarten caught my attention because it is colorful, full of lesson ideas, and frequently updated.

If you teach pre-K, K, or 1st, you will likely find …

New laminated pamphlet and giveaway! Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

Posted on June 20, 2012 in Inclusion, Literacy, News

Some of you may know that I created a laminated card on the topic of inclusive schooling and autism. The cards are easy to tuck away in lesson plan books or in desk-top drawers, so many teachers told me that they used them as “cheat sheets” for creating adaptations.

Based on feedback from those who liked the size and portability of the card, I decided to create …

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