Nov 29, 2012
Gracie Finds Her Voice: Inclusion and AAC
by Staff Blogger Marny Helfrich, M.Ed.
She stood in the strange room, eyes wide, taking it all in. Then she started to scream. What was wrong? Was she scared? Lonely? Hungry? Angry? There was no way to know, because she had no words, no way to communicate. (As it turned out, she needed to use the restroom, but it took some trial-and-error, accompanied by continued crying on her [...] More...
Nov 05, 2012
Why School Districts Are Not The Enemy
by Guest Blogger Tim Villegas
Preposterous? Maybe... but hear me out.
We are our own biggest enemy. Our assumptions that is...and we all bring them to the table when thinking about the role of school, special education, and inclusion. [...] More...
Sep 10, 2012
An Inclusive Dialogue
Welcome to the new MCIE blog! I’m Sheila, Communications Coordinator at MCIE, and I’ll be curating the blog as it moves forward. I came to MCIE nine months ago with a lot to learn. I had studied the disability rights movement as a Political Science student who focused on issues of social change. But [...] More...