Mathematizing: Striving for Inclusion Through Quality and Creative Math Instruction Interview with Dr. Rachel Lambert, Assistant Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University

November 22, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Dr. Rachel Lambert is an Assistant Professor in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. Her scholarly work investigates the intersections between disability studies in education and mathematics education. She has conducted longitudinal studies of how learners with and without disabilities construct identities as mathematics learners, and how mathematical pedagogy shapes disability. Dr. Lambert


Meet Sarah Stup: Author with autism who has much to say about inclusion Non-Speaking and Autistic, Sarah shares her thoughts on her educational journey

November 2, 2017 by | Uncategorized

To learn more about education and inclusion, we asked Sarah Stup to tell us about her educational experiences growing up. Sarah is a critically acclaimed author, and well-known blogger. Sarah types to speak, and has much to share with us about inclusion in the educational environment. Did you attend general education or special education classes


Transition to Work Transition Specialist and long-time educator, Linda O'Neal, discusses the key factors in the transition to work process

October 6, 2017 by | Uncategorized

As we consider the long-term future of our youth with disabilities, it is critical to start with successful outcomes and work backward. Transition Planning includes: Education/Post-Secondary Education, Mobility, Connections to Resources, Independent Living, Recreation/Fitness & Work. All of these areas are essential, but for the sake of this blog we will concentrate on employment. The


MELISSA SHANG by, Robert A. Slayton, Ph.D.

September 12, 2017 by | Uncategorized

If you write blogs, or opeds, or opinion pieces, the holy grail is not something Indy and his dad search for, but the New York Times pages.  Thousands apply each week, and the paper, after running their regular columnists, prints one or two outside authors a day.  After writing seven books I got in once,


Sean McElwee talks about his Transition to Work Sean McElwee from "Born This Way," tells us about his dreams and business ventures as we discuss transition to the workplace

September 8, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Sean McElwee is 23 years old and happens to have Down syndrome. Sean is an entrepreneur and works multiple jobs, all of which he enjoys. Sean encourages others to never give up on their dreams. Living in his own apartment with supported living staff facilitating his independence, Sean loves making his own decisions and eating


Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education Jason McAlexander, Director of the Disability Services

August 31, 2017 by | Uncategorized

As the Director of Disability Services at Chapman University, I see many students requesting accommodations at the beginning of their higher education experience. They are coming from high schools with IEPs or 504 plans. These plans assist students to be successful in the high school environment because of some type of disability. What I do


Interview on Accessibility with the McElwee’s Sean McElwee from "Born This Way," and his mom Sandra McElwee, share what they have learned about accessibility

August 18, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Sean McElwee is 23 years old and happens to have Down syndrome. Sean thrived in inclusion in primary school and survived exclusion in secondary school. He is an entrepreneur, creating t-shirts with his funny sayings that can be seen at seanese.com. He also works at a trampoline park and enjoys public speaking, encouraging his audiences


A Wish for Authentic Disability Representation on Television to Continue By Beth Haller, Ph.D.

July 14, 2017 by | Education

  We are in vibrant “new” world of authentic disability representation on television, with shows like Switched at Birth, Speechless, Little People, Big World, and Born This Way. However, is this authentic representation so new? In the 1980s, several scholars evaluated authentic disability representation on television when disabled actors appeared on screen, looking at their


Pushing societal limits Stephen Hinkle addresses educational inclusion at the DisAbility Summit

June 13, 2017 by | DisAbility Summit

Just prior to Chapman University’s commencement ceremony, the Thompson Policy Institute of Disability and Autism hosted the 2nd annual DisAbility Summit at the Musco Center for the Arts. The exciting event featured the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI)’s cutting-edge research on critical issues in the area of disability and autism. Keynote speaker Stephen Hinkle addressed the community