Monday, October 27, 2014

New Weekly Question!

We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?

7 comments:

  1. This article by a non-autistic high schooler was interesting in it's suggestion that the two-step process school districts usually use is entirely ineffective because of its failure to promote mutual respect. I think what else school districts should do to prevent bullying is listen to this kid!

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    1. Sorry, I thought the link would post in my comment. Here it is: http://the-art-of-autism.com/autistic-teens-deserve-respect-understanding-a-high-school-student-writes/

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    2. Sileen,

      Thanks for the link and the comment.

      Jim

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  2. There is another link to a non-autistic 11 year old's viewpoint about inclusion on the same website. It addresses why students with disabilities are being treated differently (bad modeling from aides and teachers). Very insightful for a middle schooler. http://the-art-of-autism.com/a-middle-school-essay-on-inclusion-counting-everyone-in-the-everyone-category/

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  3. I believe districts , need to implement the practices of inclusion and access that are taught in the fabulous educational conferences we are able to attend through out America. If you look at the power point presentations for conferences for down syndrome or autism they tell us inclusion works. When my son went to high school after working for all the previous years to achieve full inclusion in history and science successfully. We were informed at a meeting that was said not to be a IEP but nothing my son requested was on the schedule and we were informed that history and science were in segregation in high school and THEY do not access text books.

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  4. Anon,

    Thanks for your comment.

    Jim

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