Inclusion and Autism

“Over, under, around, or through – find a way or make a way! Inclusion is not about a place – it is about the choices we make – it is about what we do… ” (Paula Kluth)

Thirty Days of Autism

AdvanceProgram-Web-1Today at the Inclusion BC Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Paula Kluth, and hear her keynote address about inclusive practices in education.

Her message is powerful and one that I embrace: Inclusive education is the foundation upon which an inclusive life is built. She nudged her audience toward seeing inclusion as a process and to get away from seeing inclusion as a place, ie: the inclusion room (and the irony here made everybody laugh). She talked about the constant adjustment and unending work to support inclusion, and get it balanced, and raise the bar, and presume competency.

“Over, under, around, or through – find a way or make a way! Inclusion is not about a place – it is about the choices we make – it is about what we do… ” (Paula Kluth)

So these powerful messages were resonating with me as I headed up…

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