Teach all students relaxation strategies (e.g., deep breathing, repeating helpful mantras) that they can use when they are stressed.

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.


Flashback Friday: “A Land We Can Share” discussion questions

Posted on February 07, 2014 in Autism, Literacy

Thank you, Julie Short! Julie is one of those great moms and advocates who comes up with wonderful ideas and actually takes the time to share them with others. Julie contacted me about a year ago to ask if I had any discussion questions for my book on literacy and autism, A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism.

We didn’t include any questions in the book and Julie wanted some that families, teachers, and advocates could use for …

Wordless Wednesday

Posted on February 05, 2014 in News


Inclusion every single day

Posted on February 03, 2014 in Inclusion

It isn’t too often that I get a chance to let you know about a free gift, but that is exactly what I am doing today. One of my publishers, Paul H. Brookes, has just come out with a gorgeous new wall calendar that you can print and download for your home, office, or your school.

This calendar includes quotes from their books on inclusive education including one from …

Flashback Friday: Try “first/then” boards

Posted on January 31, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction

In this video illustrating one of the 100 ideas in my book, “From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks”, my co-author Sheila Danaher and I share an idea for helping students manage the school day and keep motivation high.

A nice honor from a wonderful group

Posted on January 30, 2014 in News

A few months ago, I was asked to travel to Pittsburgh to receive a special award from one of the best advocacy organizations around, The PEAL Center. If you don’t know about PEAL, you should. PEAL “is an organization of parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals”. PEAL hosts …

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