Functional Curriculum: use it or lose it

To celebrate the new school year here are some of my favorite posts: Article 1: Why Do We Go to School? Article 2: Back to School| A New Year of Learning Article 3: Back to School| What is Inclusion? Functional Curriculum When my son Aaron was in school, shopping was...

Ed Roberts’ Day| “Be Extraordinary”

In my class, “Introduction to Exceptionalities,” we read an article by Paul Longmore about the social construction of disabilities. The point being that the traditional “medical paradigm” points the disability finger at the person– they...

“Telling Your Story”| Free App for Advocates

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (MN DD Council) does remarkable work. On this blog, I often reference the Parallels in Time (history of people with disabilities) and their Partners in Policymaking Program. This week MNDDC announced a new...

What would you do? | Case of Trash vs Treasure

photo credit: aslinth This is the 3rd in a series of cases of “What would you do?” The Case of the Shoes on the Wrong Feet The Case of the Lourdes Holy Water What would you do? The case of trash vs. treasure We usually pick up Aaron, our 36 year old son...