Happy Mother’s Day Week : Turn It Up to 11

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It's that time of year .... Mother's Day Week! Is there a song that makes you think about why you love being a mom? Or a song that just reminds you of your family? Share it here.

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: General, Lifestyle, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Great resource promoting increased participation in physical activity among people of all abilities.

Game Changer: Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Special Education Bill

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Florida Senate unanimously passed Bill 1108 on April 29th.

Some special education teachers fear losing jobs

2013-06-06T18:21:07-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Atlanta special education teachers say they

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

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A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.

Standing With Ashley

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , |

I stand with Ashley because she is part of our community, she is brave and she survived brutality.I stand with Ashley because I hope to show her, one day, that the joy of belonging to our caring community trumps the memories of pain.

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

2014-04-05T00:03:42-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How do we help our children or students who are

“The Story of Luke” Brings Autism to the Big Screen

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But my question is, where are autistic people in the creation of the movie and the movie itself? The representation of autism and disability in film should include the actual voices of autistic people.

Listen Up

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, General, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Media Representation, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Listen Up! the PSA from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Autism Acceptance Month has been released!

The Most Important Information About AAC Use in the Classroom

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Presumption of competence combined with support and collaboration from team members helps the learner with complex communication needs have a voice in the classroom.

Autism Acceptance- All Created Equal

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John Hussman on the MCIE Blog. "And then love them back. Not for who they might have been without autism, or for who they might be if they were “cured,” but as people who need to be nothing other than who they are, to be loved and accepted."

A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Parenting Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"You cannot know if someone else's life is worth living without asking them and without even knowing them."

Autism Acceptance Month

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"Acceptance is an action." Autism Acceptance Month from the brilliant folks

Reason # 202 Why You Should Come to See Wretches & Jabberers Next Weekend..

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The incredible soundtrack. J. Ralph, recently nominated for an Academy Award for his song, Before My Time, for the documentary Chasing Ice, composed and performed the songs in this incredible documentary, He is joined by some of the most talented folks in music.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Stand Up for Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Around the Web, Autism, Events, General, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presented and discussed will be the importance of inclusion and friendship for youth with disabilities. The cast and of the acclaimed feature documentary, Wretches & Jabberers will be joined by The National Center on Inclusive Education’s Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate, 13 year old, Henry Frost.

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

2013-03-24T23:30:53-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

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Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.

Ollibean Art for Change at USF: April. Autism. Advocacy. Acceptance.

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A day of inclusive education, community acceptance, and self-advocacy at USF with Academy Award Winning Director and Stars of the Acclaimed Documentary Wretches & Jabberers, NCIE's Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate Henry Frost. CARD (The Center for Autism and Related Disorders) at the University of South Florida) will host at USF's Marshall Hall.

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The school wanted to retain my son who has an

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