Spotlight Virginia – Montevideo Middle School Peer Mentoring Program

Congratulations to Janine Bailey and Linda Dillashaw, at Rockingham Middle School in VA. These fine ladies have been implementing a Peer Mentoring Program. You are impacting the Montevideo community for the better according to Kristina Zaccaria. She has said that it is an AMAZING program.😍 Peer mentors work on Competent Learner Model (CLM) goals with students helping…

World’s first water park for people with disabilities is literally the coolest thing ever created

Water parks are the definitive location for cooling off in hot-as-hell summer weather. But the hot spots for fun in the sun are notoriously inaccessible to people with disabilities. A new water park called Morgan’s Inspiration Island was designed for people with a wide range of disability identities — and it’s mind-blowingly accessible. The park, which opens…

Parents look to lawmakers to stop children with autism from ‘falling through the cracks’

“Autism Speaks advocate Lorri Unumb works with the nonprofit group to fight for better autism treatment coverage across the country.” Published: Monday, April 24th 2017, 4:15 pm PDT Updated: Monday, April 24th 2017, 5:39 pm PDT By Ashleigh Holland, State Reporter COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The parents of children with autism say their needs can fall…

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists

Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists. Thirty eminent academics from the worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology have signed a letter to the Guardian voicing their concern about the popularity of the learning…