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William Rutherford: Inclusion for Better Education

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“Mr. Rutherford, I love you,” I hear from the corner of a second grade classroom as I reach for the handle to open the door. I pause, look back into the room and say, “I love you too Alex.” This room of twenty-eight students feel unaffected by my declaration. Sharing love in this classroom is […]

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Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

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On October 5, 2017 I had the opportunity to attend a continuing education class by Deb Carter, PhD, BCBA-D during the 2017 Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services. Dr. Carter’s continuing education class was titled Understanding the Function of Young Children’s Behavior. Dr. Carter taught us challenging behaviors are always communication. Especially for children who […]

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The Benefits of Early Intervention in Children Age 3-6

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According to research, preschool age children age 3-6 experience the highest rate of learning and development. Children with special needs, or developmental delays, risk missing some of the most important learning and developmental milestones.  Early intervention helps keep these children on a path to making the most of abilities and skills developed during the early […]

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The Journey to Adulthood: Transition Planning in Idaho

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Families whose child is almost 18 face unique challenges when thinking about their youth transitioning into an adult. Often, youth with disabilities have the need for additional training, supports and services outside of those offered in the educational setting. For families this can be a confusing time that can be difficult to navigate. It is […]

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