For reluctant writers, introduce novel or unexpected materials and supports. Try old typewriters, novelty or colored pencils, voice-activated software or story starters.

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.



Posted on March 07, 2012 in Inclusion, News

Think Inclusive is an exciting new blog created by Tim Villegas, an advocate and educator, promotes inclusion and innovation.

Tim wants his new site to “create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates)” and to encourage schools and communities to be more accepting. The site is new so …

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Teacher Toolbox

Posted on February 29, 2012 in News

I love to read about how to use art, expression, and creativity in the classroom; today’s pick, The Teacher Toolbox, is a great resource if you have a similar interest.

It is not a disability-focused blog, but many of the posts (alternatives to book reports, games, cool visuals) will help …

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: Your blog, website, or wiki

Posted on February 22, 2012 in News

This week, I wanted to try something new. So many friends have contacted me to share their blogs and websites recently, and I want to get the word out about these resources as quickly and efficiently as possible. So…this week’s Website Wednesday belongs to you. If you have a blog, website, or wiki that you …


Posted on February 01, 2012 in News

Maria Kowch sees herself as an “iPad Evangelist”, and she shares her technology passion with others at AppHappy.

Maria is also an educational consultant, yoga therapist, and mom to a child with some unique learning characteristics. After witnessing the magic of the device for her own daughter, Maria has …

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

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