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Paula Kluth: Ally for Inclusion Award Recipient

Visionary educator, author, advocate, and consultant; a long-time leader and friend to PEAK; a lynchpin for real-life inclusion.

Dr. Paula Kluth has been a friend of PEAK for a long time. Her first presentation at PEAK was in 2003. Paula’s vision, energy, tools, and amazing expertise make her the perfect recipient of PEAK’s Ally for Inclusion Award! Paula is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. Her professional interests include differentiating instruction and inclusive schooling. She is the author or co-author of more than 14 books and products including: Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?: 100 Ways to Improve Inclusive Schools, You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms, Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in the Inclusive Classroom, A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism, and The Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Paula is also the director of a documentary film titled We Thought You’d Never Ask: Voices of People
with Autism.