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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for supporting students with special needs.
Easing a Feeling of Professional Isolation
Being a special education teacher can feel isolating, but there are some ways to build connections with colleagues.
Keeping the Focus on the Positive
Paying attention to what was going well for students led a special education teacher to a strengths-based approach to teaching.
What I’ve Learned From Special Ed Teachers
Special education teachers have valuable insights to share with their peers about patience, empathy, working with parents, and more.
The Missing Autistic Girls
In the past two decades, autism diagnoses have soared—but new research shows that girls have frequently been overlooked, leaving them without crucial support.
A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Special Education
5 Tips for Navigating Conversations about Transition
Helping Students With Autism Transition Into a New School Year
Parents and teachers can minimize the stress with some joint prep before school starts.
Sensory Room 101
After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves, you had questions. Here’s what it takes to create this kind of space.
Meeting the Needs of Students With ADHD
Steps you can take to foster greater productivity, order, and calm for these learners.
Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way
A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.