The Animal School| Inclusion and Universal Design

  Many people have a hard time understanding the concepts of independence vs. interdependence, inclusion, multiple intelligences and cooperative learning. I thought a revision of The Animal School by George Reavis might explain it all.* THE ANIMAL SCHOOL Once...

On the last day of Junior School| Inclusion

Tommy is in the second row. Of course, Aaron is the red head in the middle of the picture who refused to look at the camera. My last post Teachers| Inclusion or Segregation started an interesting discussion. It reminded me of the letter I wrote to the Principal of...

Autism: a lot more needed than “awareness”

xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx April, 2018 is Autism Awareness Month Is Autism just the Disability du Jour? April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and in the US, the month of April is “Autism Awareness Month.” Autism...

Chocolate Covered Fun for All Ages and Abilities

Mouth watering? Don’t these chocolate covered strawberries look delicious? For the Holidays, or any day, what about making chocolate covered treats or gifts for the people you love? Chocolate Covered Fun for ALL AGES and Abilities Parents, Special Education...

Language of the Heart| Heartaches and Heartsongs

photo credit: qthomasbower In the post: Caring Community| People First Language we talked about the power of labels, negative stereotypes and the paradigm shift of looking at all people as PEOPLE First! Today, on Valentine’s Day, I am asking you to think about...

I love Aaron| I hate Autism

Proust says, “The real voyage of discovery is not in seeing new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” Can I love Aaron and hate autism? If I say, “I love my child, but hate cancer or heart disease…” many people would say that is okay. If I...