Tag Archive | disabilities

“Dyslexia is Real” Bill Speeds to Senate Education Committee THIS Week!

The “Dyslexia is Real” Bill is picking up steam on capitol hill in Nashville! Please share the good news! Senator Becky Duncan Massey, of the 6th senate district and the bill’s sponsor on the senate side has placed the bill (SB 2002) on notice and it is expected to be presented in the Senate education committee, Wednesday, February […]

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Bullying & Disabilities

In October, just one week after I presented about disabilities and bullying at the Bully Free Tennessee Conference, state officials released a report highlighting the numbers of confirmed bullying cases in our schools last year.   According to the state’s report, of 7,555 bullying cases submitted for review last year, 5,478 cases were confirmed.  Bear in […]

U.S. Lawmakers Vote to Fully Fund IDEA! Address Dyslexia, SPED Salaries, & Emerging Technology!

Reported by The Edventurist, Chester Goad In what was considered by most to be an unexpected move by US lawmakers, the House of Representatives passed sweeping disability-related legislation believed by many to be the most significant contribution to students with disabilities in U.S. history. The legislation referred to as H.R. 1975 was met with little opposition […]

Head-banging, Massage, and Dyslexia: A Proper East African Welcome

An elderly African man dressed in brightly colored traditional African clothing had sat in the opposite aisle-seat to mine for what seemed liked days but in reality had been only about 16 hours.  We had not spoken one time.  Granted it was an evening flight and everyone was tired, but I had tried to make […]

Do you need a speaker, consultant, or workshop presenter?

I’ve been invited to do a lot of things and I never pass up a good opportunity to meet people and step out and do something different.  I was invited recently to judge a “Classic Car Show” in my city and as much as I love speaking to groups, I learned today that I really appreciate classic cars and […]

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