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  • Employment - Questions

    This article describes two kinds of Employment category under the Commonwealth Disability Services Act, 1986 - Competitive Employment,Training and Placement (CETP) and Supported Employment. It constrasts Supported Employment and Sheltered Workshops and their relationship to open employment.

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  • ODDM: A Workable Model for Total School Improvement

    This paper describes the Outcomes-Driven Developmental Model, a school curriculum improvement model which is a comprehensive and clear way to evaluate whether the policies and practices that comprise school life are co-ordinated and aligned in pursuit of desired outcomes.

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  • Vocational Training and Employment: Guidelines for Parents

    This article offers strategies for parents concerning the lack of vocational and employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities as they leave the school system. It offers useful guidelines to parents for actively encouraging their child and their child's school to begin the process towards learning about employment, and to...

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  • Transition Education: A Pilot Program for Students with disabilities in Transition in the NSW Department of School Education

    This paper looks at the development of a successful transition model from school to work and the community for students with disabilities. It identifies the goal of transition as ensuring that individuals with disabilities can choose from a range of options that enable them to reach their potential for successful...

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  • Where there's a will...There's a way

    Sharon Bourke writes about her son, Dan's successful inclusion in his local school. She believes the real issue is about attitudes, about asking "how?" instead of "why?". Under the principal's leadership, Dan has been fully included by teachers and peers in all aspects of school life.

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  • What Integration means

    Explains the historical background that led to the 1984 "Integration Report" in Victoria, how it has been put into practice and the far reaching changes in education for children with disabilities. It outlines the five guiding principles at the heart of the Report and emphasises the fifth principle which states...

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  • Adopted position paper on Inclusive Education (Extract)

    This paper outlines the vision, strategies and benefits of a full inclusive education system which will ensure that all children are educated in supported, heterogeneous, age-appropriate, dynamic, natural, child focussed, classroom, school and community environments. The purpose of the paper is to provide policy makers, parents, school communities and school...

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  • The role of collaborative/consultation in school reform. (Conference Paper)

    This conference paper looks at reform of the education system to meet the needs of students with special needs (disability, cultural, linguistic diversity, medical fragility) by using the inclusive schooling system. It promotes such positive steps as removing labels from doors, students and teachers, fostering collaborative relationships and establishing a...

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  • Initial steps for developing a caring school

    An exciting and positive article that discusses ten steps/directions for transforming schools so that they meet the needs of all students within a single, inclusive system. It acknowledges that change is a long term process that takes much discussion and involvement noting that nothing worth accomplishing ever happens overnight.

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  • The Unexpected,

    Susan Yuan talks about the unexpected and very positive outcomes of her teenage son's enrolment in a regular class in his local high school - not only for her son but for his peers, teachers and herself.

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