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Tips For Handling Academic Ableism In The Classroom

Tips For Handling Academic Ableism In The Classroom

When I was in middle school, I began to experience academic ableism in the classroom, primarily from my teachers. While I was fortunate to have many wonderful teachers who helped me to develop a love of learning and a sense of belonging in the classroom,…

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

All About The National Homework Hotline For Blind And Visually Impaired Students

In response to recent school closures, VISTAS Education Partners (based out of New Jersey) has started a free resource called the National Homework Hotline for blind and visually impaired students to receive support and help with accessing classroom materials during this time. I am super…

Common Classroom Accommodations For Low Vision

Common Classroom Accommodations For Low Vision

A common question I receive from parents of kids with low vision or people who are losing their sight is about the most common classroom accommodations for low vision students. Even as my vision has changed over time, my accommodations have stayed fairly consistent from…

Paper Size and Low Vision

Paper Size and Low Vision

The other day, I was having a conversation with a teacher of the visually impaired about paper and document sizes for people with low vision. They were wondering how I would choose what documents would be on what size paper, and how I would store…

Dealing With Anxiety About Accommodations

Dealing With Anxiety About Accommodations

There were many times when I was in middle and high school that I had to deal with anxiety related to receiving accommodations in the classroom for my vision impairment. I was not very confident in explaining why I had poor eyesight and even less…

Computer Lab Accommodations For Low Vision Students

Computer Lab Accommodations For Low Vision Students

While it wasn’t officially written as part of my IEP accommodations, my teachers and I worked together to develop various accommodations for my low vision so that I could use computers in the school computer lab. Because I attended schools with limited funding for assistive…

Explaining Child Study Teams Using The Scientific Method

Explaining Child Study Teams Using The Scientific Method

Explaining the process of a child study meeting using the scientific method of problem solving.

Transitioning to a 504 Plan Before Graduation

Transitioning to a 504 Plan Before Graduation

The best advice about disability accommodations my mom and I ever received- how and why to convert your IEP to a 504 plan before graduating.

Dysgraphia Accommodations In The Classroom

Dysgraphia Accommodations In The Classroom

Tips for managing dysgraphia in classroom settings, from elementary school to college.

Eight Things You Need To Know About Your IEP

Eight Things You Need To Know About Your IEP

Eight items every student must know about their IEP so they can self-advocate.

Seven Myths About IEP Students

Seven Myths About IEP Students

Common stereotypes or misconceptions about students with IEPs, demystified

Five Things Your IEP Case Manager Won’t Tell You

Five Things Your IEP Case Manager Won’t Tell You

Five not-so-secret things your IEP case manager isn’t telling you, from a college student who had a IEP

Ten Lessons My TVI Taught Me

Ten Lessons My TVI Taught Me

What I learned from my high school teacher of the visually impaired (TVI) as a low vision student

All About The Disability Law Center of Virginia

All About The Disability Law Center of Virginia

My experiences with my state Protection and Advocacy organization, and why every student with a disability should know about them

Why You Should Have A Tutor From Your School

Why You Should Have A Tutor From Your School

Why having a tutor from the same school or school district is beneficial for students, especially those with IEP or 504 plans