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  • Including Students with Disabilities in Regular Classrooms

    This report outlines the findings of a Commonwealth Project of National Significance - Special Education. The project selected and evaluated nine professional development programs for teachers around Australia. Each is aimed at enhancing the competence and confidence of teachers of students with disabilities in regular schools.

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  • Disability Discrimination, Education and Independent Advocacy

    In this article Lorraine Zeni discusses some of the issues surrounding an inclusive education complaint lodged before the HREOC by Independent Advocacy SA against the SA Dept of Education and Children's Services. She outlines the process which culminated in the complaint being withdrawn as the result of the parties concerned...

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  • Accommodation Network

    This information kit on QPPD's accommodation network contains a policy on accommodation for people with disabilities, appropriately called "A House is not a Home". This policy is essential reading for all those seeking a good home environment and life for their family member.

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  • The Inclusion Facilitator

    Wendy Dover has drawn upon her extensive experience as a teacher (working currently as an inclusion facilitator) in this well laid out manual which aims to encourage schools to build programs around individual student's needs. This practical manual presents tools for developing inclusive schools, covering areas such as building a...

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  • Stories of the Heart: Inclusion taking hold in Connecticut, Vol. 1

    These are inspirational stories of inclusion. They bring a glimpse of what can happen when people with disabilities are welcomed in their communities, whatever their age or disability. Two of the stories demonstrate the strength and power provided by circles of support. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for working with Young Children & their Families

    This book examines the role that culture plays in families' and professionals' beliefs, values and behaviours. It perceptively explores the difficulties involved in adapting to a different culture, as well as providing strategies for effective crosscultural interactions with families of young children who have or are at risk of having...

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  • Using Nondisabled Peers to Support the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities at the Junior High School Level

    This qualitative study was undertaken in a junior high school which implemented a student aide program to facilitate the inclusion of students with moderate and severe disabilities. It outlines the philosophy, planning process and development of the program and identifies a range of roles undertaken by the student aides.

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  • Child's Play: Involving Children with severe learning disabilities in summer playschemes.

    This article is based on a workshop presentation. Angie Ash describes a pilot school holiday recreation program in Methyr, Wales, which included a small number of children with severe intellectual disabilities. Included are the lessons learned from the pilot program, together with workshop discussion.

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  • An inclusive university program for students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities: Student, parent and faculty perspectives

    This study evaluates an inclusive post-secondary education program (the 'On Campus' program) from the perspective of disabled and non-disabled students, families of students with disability and faculty members. Students with disability and their families reported positive results from the program both educationally and socially.

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  • Early Childhood Intervention: Evolution of a System

    This article examines the evolution of the early childhood system, charactering the stressors facing families that can adversely affect a child's development and examining the response of the early intervention system to these stressors. The article concludes by suggesting that although a well organised system has emerged, future efforts need...

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