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  • Inclusive schooling- educational or societal issue?

    These notes were taken by a participant at a seminar by Bruce Uditsky, an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disability and organisations. She looks particularly at the attitudes of society and that inclusive schooling should merely be a natural consequence of society's attitude.

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  • The path with a heart

    This article describes the planning a parent put into ensuring she found the right school for her child in which to experience an inclusive education. This planning was based on the child's needs and with a mindful eye on what failure of such a plan would mean.

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  • Overview of the development of parent advocacy - the Victorian scene

    This article provides an overview of events leading up to the development of parent advocacy in Victoria in the form of VPAC - the Victorian Parent Advocacy Collective.

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  • Dreams do come true

    The author of this brief article, a parent, describes the process by which she achieved the goal of inclusive education for her son with a disability. The benefits to her son, family and the school have surpassed all expectations. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • CEC policy on inclusive schools and community settings

    This paper contains the policy statement of the Council for Exceptional Children (USA) on inclusive schooling, and describes the implications of such a policy for the community. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Julian's transition: A dream team and hard work

    This article describes one young man's journey from a state residential school to an integrated unit and finally to his neighbourhood high school.

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  • Inclusion of preschoolers with profound disabilities

    This study looks at how children with and without disabilities interact with each other. Findings show that attention may need to be paid to the encouragement of initiating interactions and to helping young children without disabilities understand and respond to children who have very high support needs.

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  • Parent Involvement

    This tongue-in-cheek article highlights the barriers parents face when trying to involve themselves in the school life of their child. It recommends that education personnel take a moment to self reflect after reading the article. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Educational support for students with severe problem behaviours in Oregon

    This paper describes a survey of students with very high support needs in regular school settings and the success of the organisational structures which were put in place to support them.

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  • Helping teachers manage the inclusive classroom

    This paper describes how terms such as integration and mainstreaming are giving way to the concept of inclusion.

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