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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
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    Professionals, Parents, Families

    Facilitating a Support Circle

    The concept of support circles is not a new one. Mutual support in one form or another has always existed, and continues to exist in communities....

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    Professionals, Parents, Families

    Advocacy and Future Planning

    Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process. If we acknowledge, however, that the future really...

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    Professionals, Parents, Families

    A place to call home

    Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process to engage in. If we acknowledge, however, that the future...

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    Parents, Families

    Choreographing the Future

    This paper follows Choreographing Life[resources/choreographing-life/], an earlier paper on how authority and responsibility can be delegated and shared in right relationship in the lives of people with a...

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    Professionals, Person with disability, Parents, Teachers, Families

    From Dreams to Reality

    Being clear about a vision for a good life for someone, involves being clear about what is wanted, and just as importantly, what is not wanted,...

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    Professionals, Teachers, Parents, Families

    Choreographing Life

    How authority and responsibility can be delegated and shared in right relationship in the lives of people with a disability when they use services that support daily life This document...

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    Professionals, Person with disability, Parents, Teachers, Families

    Some Helpful Points to Keep in Mind in the Presence of People Who Cannot or Do not Talk

    ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS of Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory is the importance of interpersonal identification between societally valued and devalued people. Yet, there are certain devalued groups or...

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    Professionals, Parents, Families

    Pedro's Whale

    Pedro, a young boy with autism who loves whales more than anything, is heartbroken when he's told to put away his favorite toy whale on the...

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    Professionals, Parents, Families

    Social Role Valorization: Advanced Issues in Social Role Valorization Theory

    The first two chapters explain SRV, and give depth and background to SRV as an empirical theory that is applicable to human services of all kinds,...

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    Professionals, Parents, Families

    Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity

    Anne Donnellan and Martha Leary demonstrate the neglected discipline of seeking a new pattern of understanding.  They carefully note anomalies, irregularities likely to be ignored or...

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