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Inclusion Cart Before The Horse?

I am always searching for arguments for and against inclusion in schools so that I better understand all sides of this important concept. While I am not a proponent of full inclusion in schools for all, I am ever hopeful that there will come a day when I can support that. 955 more words

Meandering in Search of 'That One Thing'

Friday’s post hit a nerve for hundreds of you.

I am glad.

But was I just preaching to the choir?

There are few things I think about more than how to get this school thing right for all kids. 1,047 more words

A very serious matter

I came across this video yesterday of a desperate mother who has been bullied by her son’s school system. It’s appalling and disrespectful, and it makes me sick to my stomach. 76 more words

teachezwell reblogged this on Teachezwell Blog and commented:

This is a tragic story of an autistic boy who has been placed in a residential treatment facility and suffered injuries, along with the loss of his beloved bear. It's a video worth watching. Check out their Facebook page. Let's help!

IEP : Special Education Advocates

(My happy school girl at Back to School Night this year)

This year was the first time in awhile that I haven’t hired an advocate to come along to an… 220 more words


What is an IEP?

(Arizona walking to school, August 2014)

As the school year starts to wind down and I’m starting to prepare for Arizona’s upcoming IEP meeting, I thought it would be the perfect time to explain what an IEP is and the various steps in the process. 274 more words


ARD Day!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…no, wait, that’s Christmas.

This was ARD Day!

An ARD is a (normally) yearly meeting that is meant to help determine the IEP for a child with special needs. 1,063 more words


* Dynamic families work for Dynamic Community Charter School!

I was so thrilled to read Friday’s News and Observer, which headlined the incredible families fighting to preserve Dynamic Community Charter School.  Top and center of the newspaper!   331 more words

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