Category Archives: Intellectual Disabilities

Don’t Try to Predict What a Child Will Become

This quote came to me via email and it seems to speak so profoundly to those who look at young children, especially those with special needs, and place them in foretold futures (e.g. ”this child will never be able to … Continue reading

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Evaluativism and the Neurodiversity Movement

Today we have a guest blog from Chris Santos-Lang who is the founder and president of The Organization for Collaborative Leadership, Inc.  Chris has written about evaluativism, which, simply put, is the disregard of people with differing values, including political, … Continue reading

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Educators Gather in Edmonton, Alberta for Early Childhood Education Conference

I spoke today in Edmonton, Alberta at the Alberta Teachers Association Early Childhood Education Council annual conference held at the Fantasyland Hotel, located in the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America (and until 2004, the largest mall … Continue reading

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Today I’m in Winnipeg Speaking About Neurodiversity

Today I led a full-day workshop (9am-4pm) on ”Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and Life,” sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates here in Canada.  It was a terrific group of … Continue reading

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Speaking at Arizona Special Education Transition Conference

Today, I’m in Scottsdale, Arizona, speaking at the Talking Stick Resort, as part of the Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference put on by the Arizona Department of Education to assist educators in helping students with special needs transition successfully into post-secondary … Continue reading

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