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Diversity and Inclusion

Resources for teachers about diversity and inclusive education

Featured Books

What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Students

What to Expect When You're Expected to Teach Gifted Studentsis a practical, easy-to-read guide that: Reviews expectations versus likely classroom realities that first-time gifted teachers may face. Includes real-world advice for navigating the joys, surprises, and frustrations. Addresses specific topics related to gifted education, including students' social-emotional needs. Includes considerations for choosing appropriate curricular materials and working with parents and families. Features ways to advocate for gifted and advanced programming and tips for continued professional learning.

The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism

The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism presents nuanced perspectives in the form of counternarratives of what Black families who have children with autism experience at the intersection of race, class, disability and gender.

The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns

This book is full of proactive strategies for understanding, accepting and respecting the processing differences in autism. It contains tools for reducing sensory, social and mental drain, and offers strategies to protect from ongoing stress and anxiety.

The orchid and the dandelion

Boyce writes of his pathfinding research working with troubled children for almost four decades, and explores his major discovery that reveals how genetic make-up and environment shape behavior. He writes that certain variant genes can increase susceptibility to depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and antisocial, sociopathic, or violent behaviors. But rather than seeing this "risk" gene as a liability, Boyce shows that while these "bad" genes can create problems, they can also, in the right setting and the right environment, result in children who far exceed their peers.

How Teaching Shapes Our Thinking about Disabilities

This book purposefully connects practice to research, and vice versa, through the use of deeply personal stories in the form of autoethnographic memoirs.

Off to a Good Start, Book 1

This comprehensive, up-to-date book (and its companion Book 2) fills an over twenty-year gap in the literature about using ABA with children with Down syndrome. The authors' approach is to target skills which are identified as areas of weakness characteristic of children with Down syndrome, such as auditory processing skills.

Immigrant Youth in Canada

Immigrant Youth in Canada is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the complexities, challenges, and opportunities of the immigrant and second-generation youth experience in Canada.

Reimagining Special Education

This book helps K-12 school leaders and educators take the lessons of the COVID-19 era and turn them into action: by closely examining what worked during distance learning, letting go of practices that keep some students struggling, and planning new routines and environments that meet the needs of every learner.

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