Last January I blogged about my reflections following reading: New Directions in Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice by Thomas Hehir. The following thoughts stuck with me and guided my practice over the past year. Hehir defines ableism as ” deeply held negative attitudes toward disability that are analogous to racism”. Then I looked up “racism” according to Merriam-Webster racism is:
What a great day! David Rose was inspiring, really reminded us why we have worked so hard this year – and renewed our energy. We also had a great time sharing our Journey so far with those who came to watch our presentation. I want to blog so many things I learned today… the only problem is time – I must write my IEPs this weekend… As promised, here are the weblinks that were shown in our presentation today – I hope I got them all. If I have missed anything either post a comment, or send me an email – there is … Continue reading UDL Weblinks from the Birchland Team Presentation ~LATA
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