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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. She hopes that Sean's 'special educational needs' will always be seen as subordinate to his ordinary needs, like the needs...

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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. Some of these tips are specific to students with autism, such as 'learn about the learner from the learner', and 'provide fidget supports', but many would be helpful strategies for teaching all students,...

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  • We come bearing gifts. The story of Deohaeko Support Network.

    This is the story of twelve families from the Durham Region in Ontario (USA) who joined together in 1989 to provide a better future for their sons and daughters with a disability. They developed two projects: the Rougemount Co-operatives Homes, Inc.

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  • Inclusion in Preschool Classrooms

    This is a tip-sheet for parents who are keen on providing Inclusive Education for their children of pre-school age. It explains the concept of Inclusive Education and what an inclusion team does to help your child in pre-school classroms. The tip-sheet is based on some of the most frequently asked...

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  • La inclusion en clases preescolares

    Please note: This is the translation of the article " Inclusion in Pre-School Classrooms " into Spanish. For the English version: File no: 11125.,Esta lista de consejos esta destinada a ayudar a los padres de alumnos en edad preescolar a entender en que consiste realmente la inclusion en las clases.

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