Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sorry to have disappeared!

So--sorry I disappeared!

Been working like crazy--and lost my mom too.

I've added some blogs/websites on the side of this blog.

They are from other denominations--but I"ve been impressed so far with at least some of what they're doing.

I think we could learn from them--from each other!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Look! They did it for me!

So-- As a new full time prof. I have NO TIME whatsover--- But--don't want to completely "dis" on this blog either. I have 3 entries for "My Writing" just waiting for a Sunday when I can take them off of paper, and onto this blog. But--for right now--I want to show you an AWESOME website: Look!!! They did the adapting FOR US!!! Now--at first look, most of these look like basic lessons (for ALL AGES!!!) But once you delve a little deeper, just imagine how easy this makes adapting lessons for someone with a disability (especially when doing inclusive classes--so many of the activities are so hands on and PERFECT for adapting). Accommodations and Modifications are basically built in!!! In fact--I'd say most of the lessons (although I have not looked at all of them, obviously) are very Universally Designed for Gospel Learning! So--once I get around to it (ha ha)--I will continue to post my "sample" adapted "home bound" Primary lessons. But--otherwise, I greatly suggest using the webpage above for all your adapting, home-bound, or other needs!!!! Thank you someone for having the time I don't to have done this!! I LOVE not having to remake the wheel!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

CTR B First 5 lesson Binder

Yea!!! I finally found 5 seconds (more like 2 hours) to put this first set of CTR B lessons (first 5 lessons from the Primary Manual for CTR B that have been accommodated/modified for "home study") on Live Binder.

For those of you who have never seen Live Binder--I LOVE it! I think it works SO much better for a project like this than WikiSpaces!!!

So--here is the link below. It works just like a 3-ring Binder--except it's all on-line!!!

So--when you click on the link you'll be taken to the first page of the first lesson. Then, as you click through the tabs (notice they're labeled with what lesson each page goes to), you'll go through lessons 2, 3, 4, and 5! So, the lessons are in order--and you can access them on-line just like they were in a 3-ring binder for you at home!!! It's Sa-weet!

Here is the link:

I hope to get the first 3 done for Nursery and Sunbeam 1 soon!!! Of course, any hope like that in my life is all relative based on time. But--enjoy this first step.

Of course--the other "joy" is that my nieces and nephew have all grown a little older since I started this--so now I'm going to need to do Sunbeam 2 and CTR A lessons before I get done with the others--oh--and what comes after CTR B? I have NO idea!!! Anyway--you may be stuck with only a "taste" for these adapted/modified lessons--but my hope is that they can help give people/members ideas of how to adapt/modify for their own Primary students who need them--and they certainly can be individualized for anyone--whether they are "home-bound" students--or at Church :)


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Great Website

Hello all,

I've found a great website thanks to Facebook.

Yes--Facebook :)

This woman has created Easy Scripture Readers.

I'm usually hesitant about websites like this--as usually the Church prefers we use Church only products.

But--what she has done is great--and can really benefit a lot of people--especially kids and youth with disabilities.

So here you go :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just added....

Just added information on "Partial Participation" on the Primary and Mutual Inclusion Page :)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Added a couple....

I added a couple of articles on the Primary and Mutual Inclusion page of teenagers leading!!! Great stories!

So--another idea I've had--to promote this--is to gather stories--positive inclusion stories from Wards/Branches--so if you have a great story--please share!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Primary and Mutual Inclusion


I've finally put off the work I should be doing--and created this new page on this blog here!

It's focused on sharing ideas to improve inclusion for those with disabilities in the Church, most especially in Primary and Mutual (although inclusion should occur at ALL levels).

I'd like to start the "James' Circle" movement--supporting our youth to make friends with their peers with disabilities! I'm also hoping to begin to work on creating a simple manual for training/education and assistance in this.

Here are some great websites I've found with similar programs. They're listed on my page as well. So PLEASE check out my page--and if you have other websites/groups/movements that are good--please share :)

**P.S. I'm also beginning the process of gathering pictures that could be used in a CD ROM for the Church--for those who use "PECS" pictures for communication. If you have access to any such pictures, please share if you're willing!

Thank you!

Here are some of the websites I've found. Hopefully they can be helpful to those from Wards and Branches looking for help/ideas: This is a "buddy" type of volunteer program through the Jewish religion. Their mission and vision is awesome!!! This is from the Inclusion Youth Council! Have to love them!!! This is another great set of programs--for BOTH children and teenagers. I ESPECIALLY like the children ideas on this one---to start it young!!! Brilliant idea!! I can testify--it made a HUGE difference to me that my nursery and Primary were ALWAYS fully inclusive!!! Way back in the late 70's and early 80's!!! Direct link to Pathways (same as above) Explanation web site of the Circle of Friends idea. This idea is not new, in the "disability" world--but A LOT of parents and families do not know about this--or how to do it. Yet--the concept could be IDEAL for wards and branches--along with the "disability" concept of "natural supports"!!! Here's a basic explanation of "Natural Supports"--so ideal for Wards and Branches!!! This is a great website about Person Centered Planning. Again, a GREAT ideal thing for families and Wards/Branches!!!

Anyone else know any good ideas? Let me know :)