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.


WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Beyond the Crayon

Posted on January 25, 2012 in Inclusion, News

To my knowledge, Beyond The Crayon is the only blog (a) dedicated to inclusive education and (b) written by a paraprofessional. This gem is a great training tool for your district educational assistants and for teachers too.

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Beyond the Crayon

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Eliminating the Box

Posted on January 18, 2012 in Inclusion, News

I was so delighted to find the blog Eliminating the Box last week!

There are many good inclusion-related websites out there, but not enough blogs penned by practicing educators. I found this blog to be interesting, honest, and full of great reflections and resources. Thanks so much for your contribution, Monica!

Getting To Know You

Posted on August 29, 2011 in Families, Inclusion

I am so excited to be writing this post today and sharing this wonderful and creative idea from my clever friend, Chris Levy. Chris and her partner, Joy, are always looking for neat ways to help their son, Josh, connect with classmates in the beginning of the school year.

Talking Autism and Inclusion in San Diego

Posted on July 02, 2011 in Autism, Inclusion

There are so many great things to report from the Autism Institute Summer Conference in San Diego. First of all, I got to see many talented colleagues present including Anne Donnellan, Martha Leary, Christi Kasa and Ari Ne’Eman. I also got to try my hand at improv in one of the breakout sessions (TONS of fun).

Kacie’s “Ooh La La” Inclusion Success Story

Posted on June 24, 2011 in Inclusion

Well, today’s post is a long one but so worth taking the time to read. I am posting two emails. One came to me in 2006 and one came to me a few weeks ago.

In both letters, Candy thanks me for helping her start her journey. The truth is, if this were about me, stories like this would happen weekly. I talk to a lot of people in a given year but reports like this one are still all too rare. Therefore, the real applause clearly goes to Kacie, her mom, her teachers, and her friends.

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