We’re in the classroom today, talking with Sociology professor, Julie Blanco-Davila about how to best include people with disabilities into our classrooms.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from autism parents surrounds their child’s education. Despite the increase in the number of children with disabilities in our mainstream classrooms, educators often make mistakes that can be detrimental to our children’s educational success. On the college level, it can be even more of a challenge.
Professor Julie Blanco-Davila has figured out some unique and thoughtful ways to help people with disabilities feel more included and welcome in her classroom. She shares a few with us, in an episode you’ll want to share with the educators in your life.
In this episode you will discover:
- What our Autism Blueprint listeners want educators to know about their children.
- How educators can help students feel more comfortable in class.
- How colleges can best support our children with disabilities.
- What Julie does in her classroom that makes everyone feel welcome, regardless of their struggles.
- How understanding sociology can impact your point of view as an educator.
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Meet Julie Blanco-Davila, MA
Julie Blanco-Davila earned her bachelors and masters degrees at Texas Tech University. She has worked in the non-profit sector with Habitat for Humanity and the Girl scouts of America.
Julie has been a professor of sociology for over 13 years at St. John’s River State College in North Florida. She currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida with her husband and three children.
You can contact Julie via email: firstname.lastname@example.org