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  • All Students Learning Together - Taking Action on Education

    Family Advocacy strongly believes in the importance of an inclusive education for children with disability preparing them on the pathway for an inclusive life.

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  • Parents as leaders in educational reform

    Uditsky argues that there are many similarities between the inclusive education movement and a growing general educational reform movement. This, he writes, should work to strengthen families feeling isolated, alone or defeated. Families need to align themselves with those advocates (professional and otherwise) of general educational reform. NB.

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  • The role of disability in social and educational reform

    This author argues that there are serious problems with the modern public education system (western style) and that reform calls for revolutionary cultural change: not only within the educational system but within the context of society as a whole.

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  • Issues in providing housing and support

    This is a good article about the differences between traditional residential agencies and those that are truly individualised and person-centred.

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  • Inclusion: Recognition of the giftedness of all children

    Fiedler examines 8 differences in the way proponents of a dual system of education and inclusion advocates see students with disabilities. He argues that inclusion advocates employ a number of empowering attitudes and practices which increase and enrich life opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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  • Facilitating friendships in the workplace

    Friends can be important in finding and keeping a job; friends can contribute to the long term security of a person; one of the benefits of integrated employment will be the possibility of increased social relationships and participation, resulting in the formation of friendships.

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  • Courage

    A great poem written from the perspective of a high school student. The student realises after a history lesson on genocide that the exclusion of a student with a disability (Diane) at the school is a much smaller version of such historical atrocities.

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  • Assumptions and stereotypes

    This very brief article looks at the effects stereotyping has on people with disabilities and their families. Taken from social role valorisation theory, the author asks professionals and human service workers whether they are giving negative messages about people's image and competence through the service they provide.

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  • Examples of Curricular Adaptations for Students with Severe Disabilities in the Elementary Classroom

    The authors of this article were part of a study group focussing on how students with severe disabilities can actively participate in lessons within the regular classroom (K- Year 5) alongside their non disabled peers.

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  • Working Toward Inclusive Schools: Guidelines for Developing a Building-based Process to Create Change

    The goal of the Inclusive Education Project was to "create or further develop schools as communities in which all students. . . can attend and experience full membership".

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