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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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  • Surmounting the disability of isolation

    "Special education needs to be reconceptualised as a support to the regular education classroom, rather than as 'another place to go'". This article says mainstreaming means you are a visitor and inclusion makes you part of the family.

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  • Parent Corner: Five steps

    This brief paper explains that a parent's role as a child advocate is both a natural and a difficult one. The author goes on to offer parents a five step program designed to make sure their children are receiving an appropriate education. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Citizen Advocacy

    This is a one page definition of citizen advocacy. Keyword: Advocacy

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