Peggy started homeschooling her son at age 5 because she felt homeschooling provided the most flexible and individualized alternative for him, while simultaneously providing the freedom to expand his education focus to what he could uniquely add to this world with his gifts and talents.
Making the festival experience sensory friendly and inclusive for all was a primary goal for the organizers of the Sourland Music Festival. To do so, they turned to Amy Pinder, co-founder of the successful Inclusion Festival.
Summer’s coming! Do you know what your children will be doing while school’s out? If you have a child with a disability, there aren’t always as many options as there are for typical children. And sometimes those options are limited to sleepaway camps. Knowing when your child (or you!) are ready for the sleepaway experience can be tricky. We spoke with one mom to find out how she knew this was the year for them! (more…)
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…)