As I wrap up a term teaching SPED inclusion strategies, I wanted to share and showcase a few free resources that some of my wonderful college students created to promote SPED inclusion in their future classrooms. They have given permission to share these resources for FREE so teachers everywhere can have access to them!
On this MLK weekend, I would like to honor the heros of inclusion and the work parents have done. Tireless effort over the years have created change and much of the credit is due to families of students with special needs. If you are a parent of a child with special needs you are my hero! Please watch this brief history of special education which started with exclusion and ends with inclusion. Lets keep advocating on behalf of our most precious and valuable students and know how far we have come!
As a teacher in higher education, I love working with teachers who are just starting out in the field. Their enthusiasm and willingness to learn is so heartening!
I put together this video lecture for them to learn more about the Autism (ASD) evaluation for our state of Oregon. I decided to publish it on my blog so parents/caretakers and others can learn more as well!
As a teacher, have you ever noticed there is less information and supports for students with ASD in the secondary age group?
Have you wondered what to look out for and how to support students with autism in your secondary class?
Do you know why girls with autism present differently than boys with autism?
The video lecture linked below has some of the answers to these questions… The intended audience is general education pre-service or inservice teachers and anyone interested in learning more about ASD! Thank you for your commitment to being an inclusive educator and supportive advocate for students with ASD.
I have general education teachers ask me for ideas and suggestions to help students who may be on the spectrum. It is encouraging to see teachers who are willing and interested in helping their students be successful in the general education classroom.
This is not an exhaustive list of supports and suggestions but it is a place to start. Please check out this youtube video slide show.
Thanks for following this blog, and my YouTube channel. This blog is intended for my college students but I love that the ideas and suggestions I give them is accessible to people around the world.