5 Ways Inclusive Classrooms are Different from Self-Contained Classrooms

Where Everyone Learns: In inclusive classrooms, all kinds of students learn together. But in self-contained classrooms, it’s usually just students with similar needs. Learning Together: In inclusive classrooms, students help each other out and learn from one another. But in self-contained classrooms, students mostly hang out with others who are like them. Personal Learning: In inclusive classrooms, teachers teach each…

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Parents Often Know More about the Specific Disorder

We’ll explore the valuable role parents play in understanding the intricacies of their child’s disorder. Drawing from their firsthand experiences and observations, parents often possess invaluable insights that complement medical professionals’ expertise, contributing to a more comprehensive understanding and effective management of the disorder: The Power of Parental Knowledge Recognizing the unique perspective parents bring to the table, informed by…

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The Isolation I Sometimes Feel as a Special Needs Parent

We’ll delve into the complex emotions of isolation experienced by special needs parents. Despite their unwavering love and dedication, these parents often find themselves navigating a lonely road, grappling with feelings of isolation, misunderstanding, and the longing for connection and support: The Lonely Road Delving into the solitary journey special needs parents tread, where each step is laden with challenges,…

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Things that Make Your Autistic Child Different at School and at Home

We’ll explore the distinctive characteristics and behaviors that may manifest in autistic children at school and at home. From sensory sensitivities to communication challenges, we’ll delve into the nuances of navigating these differences and providing support tailored to each setting. School vs. Home Contrasting the experiences of autistic children in school and at home, where different environments, routines, and expectations…

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Overcoming Difficulties, One by One, With a Little Aid

We’ll explore the journey of overcoming difficulties one step at a time, with the invaluable support of assistance. From small victories to monumental achievements, we’ll delve into the power of perseverance, resilience, and the kindness of others in navigating life’s obstacles: A Journey of Triumph Embarking on a courageous journey of overcoming adversity, as individuals face challenges head-on with determination…

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‘I saw being autistic as an opportunity, not a weakness’

We’ll explore the inspiring perspective of seeing autism not as a weakness, but as an opportunity for growth, resilience, and unique experiences. From reframing perceptions to embracing individual strengths, we’ll delve into the transformative journey of self-acceptance and empowerment: A Different Lens Shifting perspectives on autism from a deficit-based model to one that celebrates neurodiversity and recognizes the inherent strengths…

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