Create a classroom blog to give students authentic opportunities to write, learn new tech-related skills, and experiment with a range of genres (e.g., book reviews, critique, debate).

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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Day 22: Help with transitions

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Autism

Day 21: Start a diverse learning library

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Autism

Day 20: Change your language

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Autism

Speaker spotlight: Chris Kliewer

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Inclusion

I met Chris Kliewer about 15 years ago at an inclusion conference. I wandered into a workshop he was giving on literacy and Down Syndrome and instantly became a fan. I continue to follow his work closely and I can say with absolutely certainty that Chris has not published a piece I have not read. This is not because he has not written a lot (he is a writing machine); it is because his work is so important that I wouldn’t dare miss a word.

Chris is a professor at the University of Northern Iowa. A former early childhood special education teacher, Chris is arguably the most …

Day 19: Teach about compliments

Posted on April 19, 2015 in Autism

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