Work With Me
Paula works primarily with school districts, family groups, and advocacy organizations. Through consultation, presentations, and workshops, she helps communities create more inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities.
Reserving your date on Paula's calendar early is often important as she generally schedules events six months to one year in advance.
A few of her most popular workshops are:
“You’re Going To Love This Kid”: Educating Students with Autism In Inclusive Schools
In this interactive session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels and other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of those on the spectrum, differentiating instruction, creating more active and responsive lessons, making the classroom comfortable, and providing opportunities for communication and social skill support.
"Joyful Learning": Using Active and Collaborative Structures to Differentiate Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
In this workshop, participants will apply principles of differentiation by exploring a number of collaborative, active, and brain-compatible learning techniques. The session is appropriate for teachers in K-12 classrooms.
“We Thought You’d Never Ask”: Voices From the Spectrum
In this keynote presentation, Paula will explore the gap between the dominant discourse in autism and the stories of people on the spectrum themselves. She will share excerpts from her documentary film on the voices of people with autism and discuss what their voices and messages mean for our daily work in schools and communities.
“A Land We Can Share”: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
Too many on the spectrum are excluded from literacy experiences that are inclusive, rich, and appropriately challenging. In this workshop, reasons for these exclusions will be explored and a rationale for providing inclusive supports will be offered. Several strategies for supporting students with autism and Asperger syndrome in reading,writing, speaking, and listening activities will also be shared.
Contact Paula to get a full listing of the presentations and workshops that she offers.