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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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Do you have a co-teaching vision?

Posted on March 06, 2019 in Collaboration, Inclusion

Have you been using 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom to learn about co-teaching or to teach your staff about co-teaching? If so, you may have used the tools on Day 2 to create vision statements/pictures. This section of the book is designed to give teams an opportunity to envision their ideal environment, classroom “feeling”, teaching practices, and co-teaching relationship.

I have used this tool with several teams, but …

Thanks for the motivation, coach

Posted on January 25, 2019 in Inclusion

Some of you may have heard me talk about Kellen Ehrenhardt in the last few years. He is the son of a dear friend and amazing advocate, Teri Ehrenhardt. Kellen has always been a person who has had a vision. He had a full high school career of academics, sports, volunteering, and church activities and he has not slowed down in his young adult years. He still has a lot going on in all arenas of his life, but one of the most powerful …

Off the Page #9: Create a checklist

Posted on September 25, 2018 in Autism, Inclusion

It’s a new school year and that means new expectations, routines, tasks and challenges. If you know a student needing help navigating all this novelty, take a look at the latest episode of “Off the Page.” In this video, I talk about how checklists can support students in the classroom and beyond. I also discuss questions to consider when …

It’s FREE!: A Co-Teaching PowerPoint for Your Group

Posted on August 16, 2018 in Inclusion

If you receive my website newsletters, you already know about this offer, but if you do not…let me be the first to tell you about a great new tool that is available to administrators, coaches, facilitators, trainers, and professors. I have just finished assembling a HUGE co-teaching slide deck that anyone can get for free with the purchase of …

Off the Page #8: Include at recess

Posted on June 30, 2018 in Inclusion

Have you ever felt like recess is the hardest part of the day to support? Me too! Check out my latest vlog post to learn options for inclusion on the blacktop and beyond. These ideas are from my book, “Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?” and can be found on page 76.

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