Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs

This book is the lifeline preschool teachers need to fully include children with disabilities in their classrooms. Easy to use with any existing curriculum, Building Blocks gives educators three types of practical, research-based inclusion strategies that promote progress in critical areas like behavior, emergent literacy, and peer relationships. Through clear and instructive vignettes woven throughout… More Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs

Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of us—disabled and nondisabled alike—don’t know how to act, what to say, or how to be an ally to the disability community. Demystifying Disability is a friendly handbook on the important disability issues you need to know… More Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally

Inclusive Games: Movement Fun For Everyone

This book is an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide that no preschool, elementary, or middle school physical educator or recreation specialist should be without. The book features more than 50 inclusive games, helpful illustrations, and hundreds of game variations. Inclusive Games shows you how to adapt games so that children of every ability level can practice, play, and… More Inclusive Games: Movement Fun For Everyone

Making Inclusion Work: Effective Practices For All Teachers

Offers elementary and secondary school teachers a deeper awareness of “what works” when teaching students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Tips on teaching reading, managing behavior, organizing class and lessons, assessment.

Mikey Goes To Our School

The story of Mikey’s three years in his hometown school is the story of a journey taken by many. Michael, his parents, his teachers and his classmates work together to find a place where Michael belongs. Enhanced by photos and comments by other students.

Nick Joins In

Nick begins to go to a regular school in a regular classroom. This story tells of Nick’s fitting in and how he can be part of the kids lives and activities. Ages 6 and up.

Roxy the Raccoon

This is a story to help children learn about disability and inclusion. Roxy lives in the forest with her three best friends, who she loves to visit and play games with. Roxy is in a wheelchair, so sometimes it is harder for her to go to the same places and play the same games as… More Roxy the Raccoon

The Gillian Film (DVD)

Gillian Fink is a developmentally disabled young woman who works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, and takes dance classes. When Gillian decides to move out of the house, her mother must come to terms with letting go. This DVD shares the difficulties and joys of both raising and being a person whose abilities… More The Gillian Film (DVD)

The Right to a Full Life

An upbeat account of a mother’s journey parenting twins with different disabilities. It is a tale of advocacy outlining the strategies used when working with doctors, teachers and neighbors. It describes how a mother explored options available to her family, looking for the right “fit” and how as a family they worked on the life… More The Right to a Full Life

What Does Normal Mean?

The 60 minute documentary film “What Does Normal Mean?” follows seven students with disabilities through an academic year as they attend regular classes with their friends. Three award-winning documentary filmmakers visited elementary, middle, and high schools in urban and rural communities in New Mexico. The film-makers and the producers, two of whom have sons with… More What Does Normal Mean?

You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom

This book combines relevant research with lessons learned from the author’s teaching experience to give readers specific, creative ideas for: understanding the attitudes, values and actions that support inclusive schooling; connecting, communicating, and collaborating effectively with families; enhancing literacy by adapting reading materials, using visuals, and tapping in to student interests; planning challenging, multidimensional lessons… More You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom