The Elks have a long history of serving the special needs community. One local New Jersey Elks recently started a social club for young adults with disabilities. The ESCAPE club is a hit with young adults and their parents!
LaPrice Weatherington is a Transition Coordinator, an author, and a mother. Her passion for helping students with IEPs transition from life in high school to life out there in the real world is inspiring to us here at ONEder. We were lucky enough to sit down with LaPrice and get her insights into why having a focused transition curriculum is so important.
Technology has the potential to make lives a lot easier, but when you have a disability, it can be difficult to know what tech will support your needs. Disability Cocoon finds and promotes disability technology solutions to inspire and foster increased independence. We chatted with their founder, Dustin Wright, to find out a bit more about what they do.
Is Blended Curriculum the Best Choice for Today’s Student?
Technology in the classroom is often viewed as the great equalizer — it ensures all students have equal access to educational content. However, using technology-exclusive products can have its own challenges. During this focus group, we’ll explore these challenges, look at how to successfully use technology, and learn how blended learning may be the best solution. (more…)
When Gemma White was just 13 years old, she knew she wanted to work in the world of special education. “I was involved in an integrated youth club back in England,” she explained. When she turned 18, Gemma began a program of study at University College London to become a speech language pathologist. In 2002, she moved to the United States and worked at The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics. Gemma now runs her own private practice, A Spoonful of Sugar, in New York. (more…)