Tomorrow Is Too Long to Wait for Inclusion

My Life with Autism: A Speech by Jordan White

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My Life with Autism - A Speech by Jordan White... by sampsoninc916 A friend of mine spoke to our school staff (Kincaid Elementary School - Marietta, GA) about his life with autism and being included in general education during Exceptional Children … [Continue reading]

12 Actors Changing Disability Representation on Television

12 Actors Changing Disability Representation on Television

The awareness of disabilities and long-term illnesses in the media has risen considerably in the last few years, where actors with disabilities are making a positive impact and landing key roles regardless of their disabilities. There's an ongoing … [Continue reading]

The Jumblies Project: an Interactive Sensory Story

By Nicholas Cross, St. John’s School and College Could You Help Bring the Jumblies to Life? As a fundraiser I’ve helped bring some wonderful and hugely beneficial projects to life; from state of the art immersive theatres to seemingly impossible to … [Continue reading]

Blind Actor Performs in a Southern California Production of “Annie”

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A young actor is getting ready to perform in a local production of the play "Annie" next month, and there's one thing that distinguishes this talented man from others sharing the stage with him -- he's blind. Young, Blind Actor Performs in a Local … [Continue reading]

Achieving Inclusion with Grit and Gratitude

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By Laura Bratton Just a few months before I started third grade I was diagnosed with an eye disease. My vision was deteriorating, and I would eventually become blind. So as I started the new school year, my parents were faced with a decision … [Continue reading]

A Place for Parents: Autistics and Allies

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By Larkin Taylor-Parker Disagreements between stakeholders of various kinds are fairly common in the disability community, but conflict plagues autism discourse. The place of parents is particularly contentious. As I prepared for this post, I … [Continue reading]

Mix Applesauce with Medicine to Create Inclusive Classroom Communities

jars of homemade applesauce

By Alex Dunn Inclusion is not a place, but rather a philosophy that all students deserve to experience successful academic and social participation side-by-side with peers.  What does successful inclusion look like?  Recently Nicole Eredics on … [Continue reading]

Striving for Community as a God-Loving Aspie

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By Timotheus “Pharaoh” Gordon Being autistic and striving to be a Christian is very rigorous at times, especially if there are little resources or examples for such community. I’ve been practicing Christianity for about a year and two months. It … [Continue reading]

Frequently Asked Questions about IEPs

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By Amanda Morin, Understood.org There’s a lot to know when your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). From the legal to the logistical, here’s a look at five common questions parents have about IEPs and, more importantly, some … [Continue reading]

Tech Tools to Boost Writing Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities

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By Michael Yarbrough In practice, teachers quickly learn how often students with learning difficulties (LDs) face problems related to writing skills. One of the most frequent issues is Dysgraphia, which appears when your student has difficulty … [Continue reading]

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