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.


Inclusion every single day

Posted on February 03, 2014 in Inclusion

It isn’t too often that I get a chance to let you know about a free gift, but that is exactly what I am doing today. One of my publishers, Paul H. Brookes, has just come out with a gorgeous new wall calendar that you can print and download for your home, office, or your school.

This calendar includes quotes from their books on inclusive education including one from …

Flashback Friday: Try “first/then” boards

Posted on January 31, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction

In this video illustrating one of the 100 ideas in my book, “From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks”, my co-author Sheila Danaher and I share an idea for helping students manage the school day and keep motivation high.

A nice honor from a wonderful group

Posted on January 30, 2014 in News

A few months ago, I was asked to travel to Pittsburgh to receive a special award from one of the best advocacy organizations around, The PEAL Center. If you don’t know about PEAL, you should. PEAL “is an organization of parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals”. PEAL hosts …

Wordless Wednesday

Posted on January 29, 2014 in News


Flashback Friday: Differentiate your Reader’s Theater

Posted on January 24, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction

One of the best ways to help a child read more fluently is to engage them in repeated readings of the same text. The problem, of course, is that this task can be dull for some students and can make a reluctant reader even more disinterested in literacy lessons.

For this reason, many teachers in K-12 inclusive classrooms use …

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