Blogs and Websites

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Access: Symposium

A Family Advocacy platform, Access Symposium fosters discourse and research and presents the perspectives of all stakeholders committed to real and meaningful progress towards genuinely inclusive schools in Australia.By providing multiple perspectives in one place and fostering knowledge exchange within the sector, Access:Symposium is focused on closing the gap between policy and practice.​​​​​​​

Ask Cheryl

Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D., is an inclusive education consultant who consults with schools around the inclusion of individual students or helps facilitate whole-school inclusive education reform. "Ask Cheryl" is an opportunity to ask us questions about inclusive education, curriculum development, effective change strategies, and more.


Based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, Shelley Moore consults locally, provincially and beyond. Her presentations include school, district and provincial professional development days throughout British Columbia, as well as various leading conferences throughout North America, including CEC, CSSE, AERA, IRA and NCTE. Her interactive presentations are constructed based on contexts of specific schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education & curriculum.

Bringing ABA

Bringing ABA is dedicated to supporting professionals and caregivers with embedding the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) into the everyday lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities. This website provides readings related to effectively including students with ASD and other disabilities in general education classrooms. The site also contains a database of over two hundred ABA lesson plans designed for implementation in inclusive classrooms.

Climbing Every Mountain

Mary Ulrich describes her blog as a base camp for parents and caregivers of people with disabilities. From her own experiences as a mother and educator, Mary has many unique stories of inclusion and she also writes about other topics like advocacy and disability awareness.

Differentiation Daily

Paula Kluth is a researcher, consultant, and presenter interested in differentiating instruction, UDL (Universal Design for Learning), active learning, and inclusive schooling. This site is a collection of contains nearly 800 ideas to help educators add interest, relevance, fun, and novelty to classroom instruction. Materials to support teachers in diverse classrooms who want to meet the needs of students with a wide range of needs, interests, challenges, and strengths, including learners with disabilities and unique learning profiles.

Inclusive Schools Network

Web-based educational resource for families, schools and communities that promotes quality learning outcomes for all students regardless of their ability. The "Resources" section provides practical strategies and advice for teachers, school administrators, students, and family members.

EduBlog - All Means All

All Means All is the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, a nationwide multi-stakeholder alliance working together to implement an inclusive education system and remove the legal, structural and attitudinal barriers that limit the rights of some students to access full inclusive education.

Eliminating the Box

Author, Monica Braat, is Mom to a 20 year old, who has a developmental disability and she is an Inclusive Learning Consultant. She is passionate about Awareness of Privilege, Disability Justice, Inclusive Lives, Equity, Literacy & Communication Rights, Educational Neuroscience, Shanker Self-Reg, and Inclusively Designed Learning. In her blog, she writes about numerous issues related to educating students with special needs. By looking at ways to include kids, Monica writes posts such as, Shame as a Barrier to Learning.

Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education Blog

Nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the success of all children and youth in their school communities. Mission is to be the catalyst for the meaningful and successful inclusion of all students in their neighborhood schools. The blog covers a range of topics including inclusive change, transition planning, accessible technology, and autism.

Organised Chaos

A think tank focused on creative solutions for future problem solvers.

Paraeducate Blog

This blog is dedicated to providing resources for paraeducators and teachers. Renay H. Marquez expertly provide practical tips that can be used in the general or special education classroom, like this series on the beginning of the school year.

Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, consulting teacher, and inclusion facilitator. Her website promotes inclusive schooling and explores ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Paula’s work involves collaborating with schools to create environments, lessons, and experiences that are inclusive, respectful, and accessible for all learners.

School Inclusion - From Theory to Practice

A platform designed by Loren Swancutt, to share and unpack school-level design, implementation and leadership processes that contribute to the overall realisation of inclusion within Australian school contexts. The website materials provide valuable, behind-the-scenes insight into authentic inclusive practices, and support educators (including members of the School Inclusion Network for Educators – SINE) to bridge the gap between theory and practice at a whole-class and whole-school level.

The Inclusive Class

The Inclusive Class blog was created by Nicole Eredics. Nicole is an educator who advocates for the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. This site is designed to give you information & tips for including ALL learners in your classroom. Offers and promotes strategies for teaching in an inclusive classroom. Its radio show features prominent guests from the inclusive education community.

Think Inclusive

Designed to "create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates) to promote ideas, innovation, and inspiration" for inclusive education.