Tag Archives: disabilities

Autism Help is on the Way

We’ve heard about the alarming increase of children on the autism spectrum: 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys (Autism Speaks).

We don’t know the cause or cure for autism, a communication and social disorder. But there are some promising therapies that have been shown to improve the lives of children with autism and their families.…

All Means ALL: The SWIFT Center and Inclusive Education

Last week several children at an elementary school in Mississippi playfully dubbed me “Miss Any Bag of Chips” for reasons I am not sure I can explain.  These creative and energetic children attend school in a state that ranks at the bottom of the Nation’s Report Card for reading and math proficiency (U.S.…

Talking with General Education Students about Disabilities

An increasing number of children who have a wide range of disabilities that affect learning and socializing are attending their neighborhood schools. Some will spend most of their time in the regular classroom, while others might only join the general school population for music or physical education.…