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New year, new book

Posted on January 04, 2013 in Inclusion, News

Well, I have been in hiding for weeks trying to finish my latest book project and I am so excited to finally get to share it with all of you in this first week of the year. Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? won’t be out until February 1, but my new publisher, Cambridge Book Review Press, is accepting pre-orders if you want to be one of the first on your block to get it.

This book is somewhat different from others I have done as it…

“Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?”: 100 Ideas for Improving Inclusive Schools

“Paula Kluth has done it again! A lively, practical and engaging how-to book on creating inclusion. Her focus is on all of us…

DAY 2: Autism – Sensory/Movement Differences and Diversity

Posted on December 14, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

For a lot of people, the most anticipated books each year are about vampires or girls with great archery skills, but the release I waited for was this book by friends, Martha Leary and Anne Donnellan. I am not exaggerating when I share that their first book, Movement Differences and Diversity in Autism, completely changed how I thought about disability, behavior, and autism. This new volume did not disappoint, and I am now…

Book cover for The King Who Rained

Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity

“If we follow the lead offered here we will not only have a model of the discipline we must cultivate, we will also have the support of people with disabilities as full partners in the difficult search for better understanding. Leary and Donnellan carefully note…

DAY 1: Educational Courage

Posted on December 13, 2012 in Inclusion, News

In these times of teaching to the test and school closures, this collection of essays is refreshing and so very necessary. Mara has worked on behalf of inclusive schools for years, so I knew the book would get the activist in me fired up and it did. Chapter 4 is a must-read for those interested in social justice for students with disabilities, but most inclusion-minded folks will love…

Book cover for Educational Courage

Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush on Public Education

Lost amid the debate over educational policies are the stories of the educators, parents, and students who are most affected by legislation such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. In Educational Courage, veteran educators and activists Nancy Schniedewind and Mara Sapon-Shevin bring together the voices of those who are…

12 Days of Inclusion-Inspired Reading

Posted on December 13, 2012 in Inclusion, News

The last few years, I have featured adaptations, teaching tools, and even gifts for students and teachers. This year, I wanted to do something a bit different for my 12 days celebration so I am sharing my love of reading with all of you and highlighting the top 12 books I read this year. Not …

Can you help Henry?

Posted on November 13, 2012 in Advocacy, Autism, Families, Inclusion, News

Henry is well over the half way mark in getting 10,000 signatures on his petition but he needs your help. He is in a huge battle with his school district to get into his neighborhood school.

This is an important campaign because…

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