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A Guideline to Disability Inclusion

A Guideline to Disability Inclusion

The world is moving to a different phase. This new phase is inclusion and the maximization of value by each member of society. This transition should have some friction in between but it will certainly create much value for all involved. The idea is that each member...

Autism Inclusion in the Classroom

Autism Inclusion in the Classroom

The truth of the matter is that each individual has different ways of learning and engaging within the world today. It is necessary to understand this so that people can have a good quality of life and increase their engagement as they progress to each stage in their...

Creating an Inclusive Hiring Process

Creating an Inclusive Hiring Process

Creating a diverse workplace is an essential part of developing a company culture that is innovative and inclusive. To successfully build a diverse group of employees, you have to start with your hiring process. There is no way to create an inclusive organization...

Teaching Children About Inclusion

Teaching Children About Inclusion

One of the most important lessons you will ever teach your child is about inclusion. It's crucial that your child learns about tolerance and diversity in the world. They need to understand that others may be different than them, but they are just as special.   If...

Hiring More People with Disabilities in 2021

Hiring More People with Disabilities in 2021

In the United States, there are currently more people with disabilities than the population, which makes finding work more difficult. The future of hiring continues to be in the direction of disability inclusion. The White House Office of Social and Disability...

Mindfulness Practices for Children With Autism

Mindfulness Practices for Children With Autism

Any special education teacher or paraprofessional who provides instruction to students with autism can attest to the chaotic nature of the classroom that can often seem to take over – despite the best practices of the responsible adults in the room.   Exciting...

Fostering Independence in Children with Special Needs

Fostering Independence in Children with Special Needs

Parents of special needs children understand the unique challenges. It’s natural to want to provide your children with the best support and protection, however at times, parents can become overprotective. In order for a child to build confidence and gain independence,...

Navigating the Developmental Services System

Navigating the Developmental Services System

According to the research by the First 5 Center for Children's Policy, families often have to wait for months or even years before receiving the formal diagnosis necessary to begin receiving services. Such delays can be very detrimental to some children as there are...

Great Books Written by People with Disabilities

Great Books Written by People with Disabilities

While it is of the utmost importance to recognize the existence of disabilities and the absolute need for accessibility and representation, it is also important to take the time to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have disabilities.    One major...

3 of the Biggest Challenges of Reopening Schools

3 of the Biggest Challenges of Reopening Schools

As the US continues to mitigate widespread health effects resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, many schools are beginning to weigh the pros and cons of reopening educational facilities to students and teachers. But what can school administrators and educators do to...