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...

It’s a Jungle out there| Inclusion in the Grocery Store

photo credit: Swamibu 2006 Aaron, my son with the labels of autism and developmental disabilities, had a doctor’s appointment so I brought him late to his adult day program. A Visit to the Jungle—Jungle Jim’s that is. Thanks to cell phones, I connected with his group...

The Case of the Bleeding Pork Chop

The Case of the Bleeding Pork Chop This week I received an “incident report” from my son’s adult day program–they are the ones who take care of Aaron from 9-4 each day. The residential staff, who prepared Aaron’s lunch, were written up for: “safety...