Fitting In Without Changing Who You Are (Ep 148)

Fitting in is important to everyone. I love the trend I'm seeing in the community of helping people with disabilities fit in in a comfortable way. Feeldom is a great resource to truly provide One Bag for All!

On a recent trip to the Wisconsin State Fair, I saw so many different options of...

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I Wish I Would've Known About IEPs and Inclusion from Day One

When my son was first diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, I knew we would be looking at therapy, that at age three he would begin preschool, and that the word “IEP” was being discussed around us.

I had a very loose and generic understanding of what that document meant. I knew it...

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Bathrooms and IEPs, What You Need to Know with Christina Abernethy (Ep 143)

The bottom line is you don't know what you don't know in Special Education and the disability community.  So today we're going to tackle a topic you might not know about!  I'm excited to talk about this because some people can be embarrassed about it, but we need to have these...

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Get Inclusion Collaboration Minutes in the IEP (Ep 137)

Special education and general education teachers have to work together for inclusion to work... but what does that really look like?

At this very moment, I'm packing to present special education strategies at a HUGE teacher conference in Orlando. I'm so excited to share some simple, game-changing...

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Positive Special Education Outcomes

Special Education Teachers and Parents, You can't fix everything at once, but you can pick one of these 3 things and start to make changes today!

Which one of these do you think is the MOST difficult? Tell me!

 

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Meet Catherine's Brother, Robert! (Ep 100)

 

Meet my brother, Robert! He's 44, has Down syndrome, and surprised me with the sweetest words at the end of this episode. Find out what he loved about high school and who is a better golfer, me or him!

Want to know the 12 questions I would ask if I was sitting at the IEP for my brother?...

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That's NOT an Inclusion Plan!

An Inclusion plan in a child’s IEP needs to be soooo much more than just a change in a child’s environment and the peers surrounding them.

Need IEP strategies that you can use IMMEDIATELY? Grab your free IEP Checklist at www.iepchecklist.com

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Prepping for Inclusion is Prepping for Real Life (Episode 96)

A little prep work goes a long way when including a child who learned differently in many different environments. Not only will the child be more successful in their school community, but they will also find more success in the REAL WORLD!

Love this episode? It's your time to become a Master IEP...

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IEP Inclusion Tip

 

Flip flopping from one classroom to another classroom and expecting a child to instinctively know what is expected in each environment without preteaching…sets a child up for failure.

Let’s do then prep work to make sure inclusion is successful!

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Inclusion + IEPs, Think Differently to Win

It's time to think about Inclusion + IEPs differently to help students receive an appropriate education that truly prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living.

Summary:

1. Inclusion is an experience, not a place.

2. Inclusion should be centered on strengths &...

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A New Piece of Inclusion We Must Consider

 

Inclusive experiences between special education and general education students within Generation Z are going to need more support for all students than ever before. Use this new perspective to build inclusive experiences that are successful for everyone involved. 

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Holiday Tips for Inclusion at School

This season of celebration in school can lead to more children feeling isolated, lonely and left out.

Let's make sure that your child or students don't feel this way!

Ask yourself these questions and then get creative in planning an inclusive experience for everyone... this is the best gift you...

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