Rideshare Accessibility Features: UberWav, Lyft Access Mode, and More!

Adapted from https://www.uber.com/ and https://www.lyft.com/ As I venture out into my research specific to the transition of students and young adults with disabilities from high school into postsecondary settings, such as in higher education institutions or the workplace, I always stumble across some wonderful features. I was working on a presentation specifically on apps that... Continue Reading →

Financial Literacy Technology Resources for Online, Virtual, and Blended Learning: “Investing” in K-12 Special Education Transition Services

As of 2022, only 23 states in the U.S. require a financial literacy course to graduate and since 2020 only 2 states have been added in 2022 (Council for Economic Education, 2022). What is even more interesting is that only 4 states require it on standardized testing. There are some additional states that require a... Continue Reading →

StoryboardThat: Multicultural & Neurodiversity Support

Sample created by Krystle Merry for mathematics. Create your own at https://www.storyboardthat.com/. StoryboardThat StoryboardThat has been one of my most favorite resources for years. It is a personalized digital storytelling platform that is supported and integrated in Clever, ClassLink, Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology. There are thousands of templates across multiple subjects and grade levels... Continue Reading →

2e: Twice exceptional, but Twice-Excluded

2e defined: At the 2022 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference this past spring, the Division on the Association for the Gifted (TAG) revised the definition of twice-exceptional (2e) students indicating that: "Twice-exceptional (2e) individuals evidence exceptional ability and disability, which results in a unique set of circumstances. Their exceptional ability may dominate, hiding their disability; their disability may dominate, hiding their exceptional ability; each may mask the... Continue Reading →

5 Tips for New Ph.D. Students

In the past 2 years as a Ph.D. student, I have learned more about education, specifically special education, than in the 11 years I was an educator. It has, however, been 2 of the hardest years so far in my career. Reading and writing consumes every minute of your day (you even dream about it,... Continue Reading →

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