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.

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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!

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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. 

Book: ...

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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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Earning Inclusion is Not Ok

 

 

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We're going to talk today about three different things that you can do to avoid the trap of having students earn inclusion. We really do not want to approach inclusion from the standpoint of earning inclusion.  If inclusion has to be earned it really starts to give a...

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My Child was LEFT OUT of the holiday program at school

It's that time of year again! Too many parents are going to be posting on FB how their child was NOT included in the holiday celebrations at school this year.

Many parents will not even post about it. They will keep it to themselves and push down the feelings of being excluded.

Here's the real...

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[Book] It's Okay to Be Different

 

 

A few months ago I was speaking at a local Down syndrome organization's monthly meeting and they gave away copies of this book! I've fallen in love with the simple message, the bright colors and the modern day "differences" that we are seeing in ALL families. 

So often parents...

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