Beyond Words is the story of how a boy finds his voice, as told by his mother. Even after years of experience as an educator, Diane Linder cannot make sense of the conflicting opinions of experts, nor can she accept the grim prognosis given to her young child. Through her recollections we follow the twisting,… More Beyond Words: Reflections On Our Journey To Inclusion
Book Categories: Inclusion/Intergration
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
Delicate Threads; Friendships Between Children with and without Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
Explores how relationships develop, nature of friendships in childhood with usefull suggestions for parents, teachers and others in supporting children’s relationships
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
Julie’s Beach Adventure – The Friendship Circle
Julie”s trip to the beach becomes a lesson in friendship, as she learns how to make friends. Colorful story about friendship and belonging.
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
Special Needs Perception Series (Volume One)
This collection of short stories and poems by various authors explores what it means to live with a disability. With engaging and thought-provoking discussion questions at the end of each selection, this is the first in Inklings Publishing’s Children Division’s anthology series — Perceptions. Geared for children in grades 3 to 6, this compilation will… More Special Needs Perception Series (Volume One)
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 Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion
It can be hard to be different whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can’t do. But wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU. This inclusive and empowering picture book from Sofia Sanchezan 11-year-old… More You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion
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