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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,…

Ways To Practice Self-Advocacy In The Virtual Classroom

Ways To Practice Self-Advocacy In The Virtual Classroom

Even though I took over a dozen online classes in high school (and over three dozen in college), I seemed to always find ways to practice self-advocacy in the virtual classroom. While it may have seemed frustrating at the time, my case manager and other…

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…

Why My Guidance Counselors Are The Reasons I Excel In College

Why My Guidance Counselors Are The Reasons I Excel In College

I’ve talked a lot about the lessons I learned from various staff members at my schools, including my teacher of the visually impaired and my case manager. However, my guidance counselors were also working hard, usually behind the scenes, to help ensure things went as…

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.

Ten Phrases To Know Before Your First IEP Meeting

Ten Phrases To Know Before Your First IEP Meeting

Ten words to know before your first IEP meeting so that you can be prepared and get the best services as early on as possible!

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.

How To Transfer To A Virtual Class Mid-Year

How To Transfer To A Virtual Class Mid-Year

How to transfer to a virtual class partially through the year or at the mid-year mark from a traditional classroom environment. Great for students with IEPs, 504 plans, or other emergency situations.

Notability and Low Vision Review

Notability and Low Vision Review

My review of the iPad app Notability, and how to integrate it into the classroom. Also includes tips for teaching students how to use it.

All About The Cogswell-Macy Act

All About The Cogswell-Macy Act

Answering the who, what, when, where, and why of the Cogswell-Macy Act, summarizing it for readers.

Dysgraphia Accommodations In The Classroom

Dysgraphia Accommodations In The Classroom

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