Try a new co-teaching structure if you are mostly using one teach-one support. Try station teaching or parallel teaching to “shake up” your lessons.

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…

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Learning In Hand

Posted on June 13, 2012 in Collaboration, News

Been thinking about having your students start blogs? Parents, have you considered introducing Twitter as a unique tool for creating stories with and for relatives?

If you like ideas like these and are thinking about …

Tip 20: Phone Home

Posted on April 20, 2012 in Autism, Collaboration, Families, News

Need adaptations ideas? Want to brainstorm positive behavior supports? Looking for peer-support strategies? Contact the families of your learners with autism and tap into one of the richest resources around. I know so many knowledgeable parents who are never asked for input, advice, or tips.

I also know quite a few teachers who are unsure …

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: We Connect Now

Posted on December 14, 2011 in Collaboration, News

We Connect Now was developed in an effort to connect college students with disabilities and provide a virtual community to discuss important issues such as accessibility, scholarships, and research. My favorite part of the site is the “stories” section and I am also impressed with the many materials offered …

Staff Development and “Innovation”

Posted on November 05, 2011 in Collaboration, Differentiating Instruction

Recently I had the pleasure of working on an exciting new training model with a high school district in the Chicago suburbs. After I told a few colleagues about it, they suggested posting it on the blog in case others want to try it out in their schools.

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