"Many of our special kids can't help 'being weird' or 'strange' to others. It's not a reason for others, especially their peers, to laugh and point at them. We need to teach our typical children that everyone is different; their looks, their personalities...""So I Shouldn't Be Me?"
by: Jenn Glass
Christmas time is here! The sights, the sounds, all the festivities to be had! It's my favorite time of year! But for some families, it can also be a time of stress, anxiety and isolation. All that stimulation and change in routine can be challenging for kids on the spectrum, and it usually effects the entire family. Hosting an autism-friendly event provides families like mine the opportunity to be around those they love this holiday season.
How to Host an Autism-Friendly Holiday Event
by: Holly Terei
"I also feel that there is just no amount of professional development training's that could ever be enough to prepare me completely for the task at hand.
There are many, many things that can cause an inclusion classroom to fail or succeed. Inclusion requires the highest level of teamwork school-wide and within the classroom, an extreme amount of patience, flexibility, a constant desire and drive to be better than the day, week, or month before, and a lot of passion..."
Inclusion: Through a Teacher's Eyes
by: Marina Gallop
"But what does inclusion – whether in the classroom, social programs, or in the world of employment – actually look like? That’s where there still seems to be some struggle. As a mom of a kiddo with special needs, I’ve seen both sides: true inclusion and what I call pseudo-inclusion, which often gets mistaken for inclusion..."
True Inclusion: It’s More Than You Think
by: Stacey Cheney