The Unplanned Journey

When You Learn That Your Child Has a Disabilityby Carole Brown, Samara Goodman, and Lisa Küpper Originally published 1992 2nd edition, 2003 Updated, 2010The birth of a child with a disability, or the discovery that a child has a disability, can have profound effects on the family. In “You are Not Alone,” Patricia McGill Smith offers the insights that she and others have gained through their own experience of having a child with a disability. … [Read more...]

Family-professional partnerships in early childhood

Learn about building trusting family-professional partnerships when working with families of young children in Project Connect's Module 4.http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-4 … [Read more...]

How Parents & Teachers Can Work Together in the Inclusive Classroom

by Nicole Eredics Nicole Eredics is an Elementary Educator who has spent over 15 years working in inclusive classrooms, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from … [Read more...]

Parent Primer: Placing Special Needs Children in the Inclusive Class

by Nicole Eredics Nicole Eredics is an Elementary Educator who has spent over 15 years working in inclusive classrooms, a parent advocate and community support group leader. She currently hosts Inclusive Classrooms on the Talking Special Needs Network on blog talk radio. Nicole has developed and discovered many valuable resources for parents, teachers and schools that focus on the inclusion of special needs children in the classroom. Adapted from … [Read more...]

Bridging Home-School Communications: Helping Parents Begin Conversations with Teachers

by Gayle Hernandez, BA/MEd Gayle began her teaching career 18 years ago. Her passion is teaching kindergarten, promoting inclusion, and building classroom and school communities. This blog has been adapted and reposted with permission from Special Education Advisor.  ********************************************************************************************************* A meaningful education for children begins and ends with open, … [Read more...]

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