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  • Creating Personal Portfolios: Tools for Transition, Communication and Inclusion

    When a student with a disability arrives in the classroom most teachers are armed only with the scant knowledge and reports held in official documents. But what do they or the other students actually know about who the person is beyond their disability.

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  • Parent's Individual Education Planning Report (IEP Workbook and Report Proforma)

    Parents' perspectives and knowledge of their children are critical when writing an Individual Education Plan. This form and workbook helps parents to think through the important areas that need to be considered when developing plans and goals for children in educational settings.

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  • The Influence of One - Outside Person on Person Services

    It is common for people to become distressed at how unresponsive service organisations can be. This paper looks principally at the person situated outside the organisation and the selection and types of influence they can play. An excellent paper examining the role and abilities of advocates.

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  • A Parents Perspective

    This paper discusses a mother's personal experiences of son's education in a regular school. As Sean started school, Lisa wrote her hopes for him and shared them with his teachers.

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  • Full Inclusion for Nicholas at Ellington High School

    The article discusses successful inclusion strategies adopted by Ellington High School, using the case study of 16 year-old Nick. Each student has an Individualised Education Plan, which is shaped and implemented by the student's family, teachers and assistants, as well as an inclusion specialist.

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  • What Money Can't Buy

    This interview discusses the Personalised Lifestyle Assistance project, (PLA) established by Deb Rouuget in Melbourne. PLA assists families to implement person-centred planning for their family member with disability. Genuine person-centeredness builds a life plan around the unique identity and desires of each individual.

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  • People First Language

    This article discusses the importance of using inclusive language to describe people with disability. All people should be described with an emphasis on their strengths and talents, rather than their weaknesses or 'problems'. Medical descriptors should be avoided, as the majority of disabling barriers are attitudinal and environmental.

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  • Inclusive Recreation - A Passport to a real life!

    This is an interview with Mark Oherberg, co-ordinator of an Inclusive Recreation Project in the USA. The organisation assists families to assist their child with disability to participate in recreation programs together with same aged peers without disability.

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  • Congregation and Segregation - Why it just doesnt make sense!

    This collection of articles offers personal perspectives on why individual housing arrangements are more suitable to people with disability than segregated or congregated housing. Housing choices should be made on the basis of enhancing individuals' quality of life, not on the basis of economic efficiency.

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  • Supporting Students with Autism: 10 Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms

    This hands-on article provides 10 tips to help teachers successfully include students with autism in their classrooms.

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