Patrick’s Inclusion Journey

Patrick Foraker, inclusion journey

Today, March 4th, marks the day to “End the Word”. This is a world-wide effort to stop using the word “retard” as a pejorative. I’ve worn my t-shirt with this logo for five years. If I were a classroom teacher, these would be my classroom rules. If you have these five qualities going on in your classroom . . .[Read more]

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Radical Hospitality

Just a few days ago, I flew to Jacksonville, Florida to speak at the 2016 Catholic Educator Conference on Exceptional Student Education put on by IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Services) and the Diocese of St. Augustine…in particular, it was spearheaded and created as the personal vision of Kelly Noda. She had […]

Bella Part 2: What Do The Kids Have To Say?

Do you remember Bella? Bella is an 8th grader at St. Pius V Catholic School in Buena Park, California. According to her mother, Ana, Bella spent the majority of her early years suffering from refractory epilepsy. She was a non-verbal autistic and was in an extremely restrictive school environment. With the use of the Rapid […]

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