Resources

Contributor: Erica Francis, readyjob.org It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has presented unique career-related circumstances to navigate, making the process of finding and keeping a job that much more challenging. That said, there’s still hope for all of us. Arm yourself with the right resources, tips, and support, and you’ll soon find the… Read more

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Savvy and successful school principals certainly understand the value of keeping it real.  In a recent training, Stetson and Associates offered a wide array of examples and practical applications.  Each recommendation was designed to help teachers interpret how vital accommodations can realistically happen based on the Individual Education Programs (IEPs) of their students. For many… Read more

Park Early Childhood Center #ISW2019 Celebration

Park Early Childhood Center in Ossining, New York celebrated Inclusive Schools Week for the first time.  Park is home to approximately 600 our youngest learners and houses our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. In collaboration with members of the Park Equity Committee and members of our Special Education Steering Committee, a week-long schedule of school-wide events… Read more

Author Q&A: Lisa Lightner

Lisa Lightner is an Award-Winning Special Education Advocate and Blogger who resides in southeastern Pennsylvania. She holds and has held numerous Director positions on boards for education and disability-related organizations. She is currently on the Parent Advisory Committee for Education Voters PA and Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health Family Advisory Board. Learn more about Lisa’s work… Read more

Author Q&A: Dan Habib

What motivates you to produce films about the challenges and benefits of inclusion? My son Samuel and his disability were the driving motivations for my first film, Including Samuel, and he continues to be the motivation for my work every day.  Until schools are welcoming for all kids—even those with complex disabilities—Samuel and other students with… Read more

What Does an Inclusive Classroom Look Like?

If you are reading this blog you probably are searching for information to make sure that your child or someone very special to you is receiving the best educational services possible to meet their individual needs, so thank you for being an advocate for effective inclusive practice. What is inclusion, and what does inclusion look… Read more

Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Submitted by: BestColleges.com Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services. [Tweet… Read more

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Recommended Practices to Address Staffing Concerns

When educators utilize staff effectively and efficiently, magic things happen for students!  When we rely on old place and label bound staffing models very little authentic progress is achieved. Review the following staffing concerns expressed by many school leaders. For each category, we have provided a number of recommendations and tips to address this concern… Read more

Perhaps the most critical role in successful inclusive schools is the role of the principal. The school principal’s active participation is the single most important predictor of success in implementing change, improving services, or setting a new course. The school principal is central to facilitating systemic change and leading faculty to adopt new attitudes and… Read more

Just like the mariners of old, we know that we must chart our course for increasingly successful inclusive schools and societies. What tools do we need? What questions must we ask and answer? Whether we are ambitiously charting our course for deep space, medical advance, new worlds, or inclusive schools, we recognize that we have… Read more

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