Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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.


A Wiki and a wonderful story

Posted on October 05, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

I just love bringing great personal stories to all of you. Today’s tale comes from educator, Suzy Dees. Suzy wears many hats; she is a mother of a child on the spectrum, RtI coach, and teacher educator. Suzy recently taught a class using “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms as the primary text. She created discussion questions and class activities, and gathered many related materials for her students. Because Suzy is so generous, she has offered to share the materials on her Wiki with this audience.

Ok, so if that wasn’t enough, Suzy also has shared a wonderful…

Patrick and Pedro

Posted on October 01, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

My dear friend and co-author, Dr. Patrick Schwarz, recently taped this quick interview about our books, “Just Give Him the Whale” and “Pedro’s Whale”.

I love this little segment because…

“A Land We Can Share” discussion questions and many thanks

Posted on September 20, 2012 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 book clubs and literature circles. Encouraged by Julie, I wrote…

Revisiting the School Community Toolkit

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Autism

Thank you to Nicole over at Positively Autism for highlighting the Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit as her freebie of the day.

The Toolkit is a few years old now, so I often forget to…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Autism and The Art of Communication

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Autism, News

I just discovered Sheila Bell’s clever blog today and could not wait to pass it along to all of you.

Check it out if you want to learn more about …

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