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Paula Kluth

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Inclusion Rules is created by Dr. Paula Kluth, and a product of Inclusion Rules LLC.

Paula (she/her) 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. She is a former K-12 special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, co-teacher, and inclusion facilitator. Paula has also been a university professor and has taught courses on both inclusion and disability studies. Most recently, Paula’s work has centered on helping teachers and administrators educate all students in their schools and classrooms. She also frequently works with families and advocacy groups to support goals related to inclusion. In addition to inclusive education, her professional interests include Universal Design for Learning, co-teaching, and educating students with complex support needs.

Paula is the author of more than 15 titles including Universal Design Daily, 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?, You’re Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Autistic Students in the Inclusive Classroom and All In: 18 Ways to Include All Students in Virtual Classrooms. She is also the author of books for children including Coaster, a story of a puppy with wonderful wheels.

Paula has won several awards in her field. She is the recipient of the PEAK Parent Center’s Ally for Inclusion Award; The PEAL [Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership] Center’s Inclusive Education Champion Award; The National Down Syndrome Congress’s Educator of the Year; The Belle Center of Chicago’s Inclusion Advocate of the Year; and the University of Wisconsin’s “Forward Under 40” Award.

Paula lives in Illinois with her husband, her two daughters, and her rescue dog, Eddie Lacy. Three fun facts about Paula are: 1) She grew up across the street from Lambeau Field in Green Bay (Go Pack Go!); 2) She loves reading books—especially those about odd historical events; and 3) She has an embarrassing number of Paper Mate black felt tip pens. Other things to know about Paula? She has a YouTube channel, she has co-directed a documentary, her bowling average is 138, she wants to be on Saturday Night Live, and she is obsessed with organizing classroom libraries.

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