The Compassionate Classroom

realsocialskills:

This post may not apply to all of you, but I know a lot of you work with people whose communication is impaired, so:

I’ve come to believe that if others are reporting that someone has no communication, it is important for others responsible for their care to do everything in their power to…

Congratulations to Clinton Global Citizen Awards 2013 Honoree Malala Yousafzai.

Congratulations to Clinton Global Citizen Awards 2013 Honoree Malala Yousafzai.

Don’t Define Me By My Deficits
Sept 23, 2013 @ 8:20  PM, by Judy Endow
Stimming is a part of my very being…. Throughout my life, I have unashamedly done all the stims you can think of. Today I pace regularly at my job and rarely actually sit through a meeting. I pace and draw wildly on the white board to help me language. Sure my friends tease me about this and sure I probably get teased by non-friends too but that is less important than the good that stims do. Advocate for stimming. It is very much part of who we are as a people and serves very important purposes. When a stim is harmful, redirect to another less harmful one. More on this topic as time permits.

Stimming is a part of my very being…. Throughout my life, I have unashamedly done all the stims you can think of. Today I pace regularly at my job and rarely actually sit through a meeting. I pace and draw wildly on the white board to help me language. 

Sure my friends tease me about this and sure I probably get teased by non-friends too but that is less important than the good that stims do. Advocate for stimming. It is very much part of who we are as a people and serves very important purposes. 

When a stim is harmful, redirect to another less harmful one. More on this topic as time permits.

via Autistic Hoya: 
"How ‘Differently Abled’ Marginalizes Disabled People"
What are your feelings?

via Autistic Hoya: 

"How ‘Differently Abled’ Marginalizes Disabled People"

What are your feelings?

The Compassionate Classroom turned 1 today!

The Compassionate Classroom turned 1 today!


Labor laws allow workers with disabilities to earn less than minimum wage

May 28, 2013
By: Shannon Heffernan
Always room for presuming competence
Mobile Learning with Blooms Taxonomy & the Padagogy Wheel, Developed by Cherie Pickering @ Unley High School (October 2012) 
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Mobile Learning with Blooms Taxonomy & the Padagogy Wheel, Developed by Cherie Pickering @ Unley High School (October 2012) 

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