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Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family - Kofi Anan

"Inspiring families to support their family members with developmental disabilities so they can live a life full of possibilities"

The Inclusion Collection is a unique library designed to support and motivate. The resources provide practical and inspiring examples of what is being achieved not only in Australia but throughout the world.

Books, articles, online videos and selected writings by both families and professionals are available to download or watch online or viewing in our office or be sent to you by post. The online library is fully searchable by key topics such as education, moving out of home, relationships, advocacy, future planning, early intervention and lots more.

For use on-site, we also have an extensive range of reports, papers and studies, which are an invaluable resource for professionals, students and others with an interest in the field of disability.

How to use the Inclusion Collection

To find resources of interest or topic you just need to use the search function located in the top right of the page or in the right hand column. You can search on keywords such as education, accommodation, supported living,  advocacy, social role valorisation, employment, families, friendship, health inclusion etc. You can also search by author or publication name.

A number of the resources are freely available to download from the website and some of them including the books you will need to order through the online order form located on the resource webpage. Orders are usually responded to with in 48 hours. 

Please contact the Communications Manager if you would like help in using the library or locating a resource.

 

 

Resources Library
  • Book
    Professionals, Parents

    The Shouted Goodbye

    When Jeremy Ward’s first child, Mena, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of eight months, he and Mena’s mother, Margaret, soon realised that their...

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  • Book

    Getting to Maybe

    Getting to Maybe harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organisations to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change...

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  • Book

    The Art of Belonging

    The Art of Belonging is a detailed and passionate argument for the role of communities in helping us develop as moral human beings. Drawing on his...

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  • Book

    The Good Life

    Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australian's about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. In The Good Life , he addresses the ultimate question:...

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  • Article
    Video
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    Professionals, Teachers, Unknown, Parents, Person with disability, Families

    The purpose of life is a life with purpose: creating meaningful futures through valued roles.

    ‘Person Centered Practice’, ‘Self Direction’, ‘Community Inclusion’ and ‘Participation’ are words we hear all the time. What does it really mean and how can we actually assist people...

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    Professionals, Other, Unknown, Parents, Teachers, Person with disability, Families

    Pocket Guide to Advocacy

    The inevitability of advocacy is particularly true when parents share a desire for an inclusive life for their son or daughter with developmental disabilities: for their children to have a good...

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  • Article
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    Professionals, Other, Unknown, Parents, Teachers, Person with disability, Families

    What Does Social Role Valorization Have to Teach Us About How Best to Support People with Disability?

    This article introduces the reader to the major implications of social devaluation and proposes a set of strategic responses utilising substantial empirical evidence taken from the fields of...

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    Professionals, Person with disability, Parents, Teachers, Families

    The Challenge that IS Citizen Advocacy

    This article looks at the origin of the Citizen Advocacy principles and talk about the challenges of this advocacy service.

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    Making the Most of Evaluation

    This article outlines some of the possible variables that influence the success of an evaluation effort. Parties wishing to make the most of their evaluation experience...

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    Assumptions Underlying Citizen Advocacy

    This paper reviews twenty-two assumptions that point to, suggest and support Citizen Advocacy rather than some other valid moral strategy.

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