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  • The Preschool Checklist: Integration of Children with Severe Disabilities

    This checklist is designed to promote inclusion and is designed to be used by pre-school teachers to improve the educational and social growth of students with and without disabilities. The checklist is divided into four areas: scheduling and instructional arrangements; socialization and communication; alternative communication (where applicable); and appearance of...

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  • The Integration Aide - A Handbook

    This is the third booklet in the "Supporting Inclusive Schooling" series. The booklet is based on the experiences of many integration aides, school staff, students and parents.,While some of the material specifically refers to Victoria Government policy and procedures for integration, it contains a wealth of information and strategies for...

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  • The Integration Teacher - a guide for Schools

    This is the fourth booklet in the series "Supporting Inclusive Schooling". It stresses the role of the integration teacher or co-ordinator in bringing about the successful educational and social inclusion of students with disability. It goes on to consider the process of employing an integration teacher, with particular reference to...

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  • The Integration Assistant: benefits, challenges and recommendations

    This article draws heavily on the experiences of a Victorian primary school. The authors identify key qualities needed in an integration assistant and argue that policies for integration assistants should match actual roles and responsibilities. They identify key ways of supporting integration assistants as being through information and training, and...

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  • Everybody's Different; Everybody's the Same. Effective Practice in Integration

    This book shows positive examples of stories of selected children with support needs who were integrated into regular classrooms under the Victorian Government's Policy on Integration. It describes the shared decision-making process used in Integration Support Group procedures which capitalise on the skills and expertise of students, parents and professionals.

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  • Talking Points: A part of the community: social integration and neighbourhood networks

    It's important that people with disability do more than just live in the community - they need to have a sense of belonging and being accepted. In this slim booklet, the authors consider some of the issues and difficulties involved in the notion of social integration, and offer some practical...

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  • Recreation - Human Services Partnerships: The Rural Recreation Integration Project

    The Rural Recreation Integration Project (RRIP) is a collaborative effort between the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Dept and the University of North Dakota, the purpose of which is to facilitate the physical and social inclusion of people with disabilities into existing community recreation and leisure programs and services.

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  • Integration: Coming from the Outside

    Teachers in Australia use the terms 'integration' and 'inclusion' loosely. This article seeks to clarify the differences between the terms 'integration' and 'inclusion'. 'Inclusion' is just that - the student with the disability is not only present but participates in every activity in a regular class in their local school community.

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  • Getting the Job done - Learning to expand the social resources available to people with severe disabilities at work

    John O'Brien has been involved for many years in advocacy for people with disabilities. He and his wife Connie Lyle, focus on assisting organisations to respond effectively to the needs of individuals. This article looks at ways in which people with disabilities can work in open employment situations through the...

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  • Integration: Current Issues

    A very positive article written by a woman with a disability who sees herself as a "special school survivor". It lists the benefits of integration in a large school and the weaknesses of a smaller special school, with particular regard to the preparation of a child for adulthood and "the...

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