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Using blogs in my classroom

Why Blog?

Well, I am a Special Education teacher for students with significant multiple disabilities, ages 18-21.

And the first thing you really need to know is that creating engaging, age-appropriate and functional lessons for my students involves adaptation. 468 more words

Adapted Gaming

In Between: Walking the Disability Line

This week, the prompt from mumturnedmom is “in between”. I immediately thought of my life as a disabled person. For many years, I’ve thought of it metaphorically as me walking a line between being good enough to be included in the non-disabled world and bad enough to deserve care. 356 more words

Autism

Being Powerful, Empowered, Mighty: Making My Needs Known

Today, I actually feel like writing about an experience I had this week, when I created my list of support needs and concerns for when I’m going to live with my husband. 875 more words

Journaling

helping other "mompreneurs" ....wow has it been 20 years !

20 years ago I started the Studio of Design so that I could both work and take care of my son who is now a special needs adult. 278 more words

Hair

Fighting My Internalization of the Hierarchy of Disability

I have had my autism diagnosis for a decade now and yet I often still hesitate to publicly identify myself with the label. For quite a while my Twitter profile only listed me as having cerebral palsy. 1,393 more words

Disability In Society

On Not Liking Students

Teachers expect to have some fondness for the students they teach. They enter the field motivated to help students make progress. Their desire to foster success leads them to focus on their students’ most positive attributes. 948 more words