What does inclusion really mean?

What does inclusion really mean?

We talk a lot about inclusive education on this page, but what does that really mean? One of the most common examples I give when speaking with educators is if the public would be outraged by how you are separating a food allergic child if you swapped disabilities with a visible one, such as a child who was using a wheelchair you are doing something wrong.

Why The Teal Pumpkin Project©?

Why The Teal Pumpkin Project©?

Imagine for a moment the first time you remember trick-o-treating. You were probably excited about dressing up, running around at night with your friends, and the candy! So much candy!!! However, if you have one or more food allergies that candy can be life-threatening. This left many children left out of the tradition out of fear. An amazing Food Allergy…

How to work together to keep all students safe and included

How to work together to keep all students safe and included

As any food allergy parent will tell you, the management of food allergies can have a profound effect on a family’s life, trickling into aspects of day-to-day living, both large and small. Daily activities such as grocery shopping, cooking dinner, and preparing snacks become challenging, as food package labels do not consistently list food allergens. When dining out, families will…