Tim Villegas
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Hello Everyone!My name is Tim Villegas, I run the education and advocacy blog Think Inclusive. I am very interested in any self-advocates,…Continue

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Started Nov 17, 2013


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Please share something about yourself, your work, and what draws you to the Inclusion Network online community.
I am a teacher for students with significant physical and intellectual disabilities who is advocating for their membership in general education classrooms. I also am the creator of http://www.thinkinclusive.us a website for educators, parents and advocates (and self-advocates) to learn from each other about inckusive practices.
What would you like to contribute to this community? What would you like to receive?
I would love to write for your site and hopefully in return get guest posts about inclusion for my site as well.
How did you hear about this community?
Nicole from the Inclusive Class

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The Best Argument Against Autism Speaks: A Special Educator's Perspective

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 11:12pm 0 Comments

I typically do not like to write about things I am against. 

But when an organization like Autism Speaks continually misses opportunities to do the right thing and listen to the people…


The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 6:10am 0 Comments

Things were so simple before. If a student was struggling in your classroom…there obviously was something wrong with them. Not your teaching methods (or curriculum for that matter). Things are not so simple anymore…nor were they ever…really.

The prevailing attitude of “my way or the highway” in education is dying…albeit a slow death. There are those who cling to it because that is what they know. So…I can’t really fault them for it. As with any “practice,” one that involves a…


7 Ways to Use a Sequential Message AAC Device in the Inclusive Classroom

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 6:06am 0 Comments

Here are 7 quick and easy ways to use an AAC device in an inclusive environment:

1) Recite: Every morning across America, children are reciting the Pledge of Allegiance! This is one of the easiest ways to include our students…you can setup the device to recite the whole thing…or sequence the pledge so that your student has to hit the switch at certain points in the pledge. They can lead the class in the pledge or simply participate during morning announcements.

2) Count:…


5 things I am doing differently at my school this year

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 6:01am 1 Comment

As the first weeks of the school year have come and gone, I have started to reflect on how I can improve my teaching practices. Here are five things I am doing differently at my school this year…I hope you can find them helpful.

1. Have no fear.

I believe fear is a huge obstacle that special and general educators have a hard time getting over when it comes to inclusion. We fear what we don’t understand…we fear the unknown… If you are an educator, inclusion is…


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At 10:51pm on February 15, 2012, Nicole Eredics said…
Hi Tim! Good to see you here :)

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