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  • The Glass-Eyed Bead Game

    This humorous article discusses the policy implementation process as a series of 'games' between players with diverse interests. Each player will seek to avoid scrutiny of their actions, and responsibility and blame for any wrong decisions.

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  • Building Inclusive Capacity at School: A Practical Conversation with Educators

    This article extracts a conversation with the Deputy Principal and senior teacher of a Perth primary school which has implemented a unique model of inclusive education. The key elements of the program's success are partnership and collaboration with parents, a positive school leadership, and positive classroom attitudes.

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  • Escaping the Continuum

    This article reviews a video, which follows the inclusion of a child with disability in a regular classroom. It examines the benefits to not only the child but the whole class. Less bullying occurred, and students were more supportive of one another, particularly since the student was not 'attached' to...

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  • Should Schools Include Children with Disability

    This article provides ten moral arguments in support of inclusive education. These include the longer-term benefits of an inclusive society, as well as the benefits to students with and without disability, and their teachers. It emphasises that inclusion is becoming a world-wide trend, enforced by research and law, and it...

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  • Academic Progress of Students Across Inclusive and Traditional Settings

    This academic study investigates the impact of inclusion on the progress of students in Grades 2 to 5 with and without disability. Students without disability educated in inclusive settings made significantly greater progress in reading and maths, than did their peers in 'traditional' segregated settings.

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  • Friendships Between Persons With and Without Developmental Disabilities

    Interpersonal connections, friendships and belonging, play important roles in a person's emotional and physical well-being. However, recent studies reveal that persons with developmental disabilities often live with few connections and friendships within unwelcoming communities. Through this qualitative study, we enter this relatively unexplored area of friendships between persons with and...

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  • Joscelyn's Journey

    In this video you are introduced to Joscelyn Sweeney, her family, school and friends. Joscelyn is in Year 6 at Lake Albert Public School in Wagga Wagga, NSW. She was the first child with significant intellectual disability to be educated in the regular class at this school.

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  • Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities

    This handbook offers the practical support needed to help individuals with significant disabilities start and maintain a small business. In it you will find step-by-step guidance on every aspect of the planning process including: understanding person-centred business planning, pinpointing interests, strengths and goals, building a business plan, marketing, financial planning,...

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  • Like a sweet cup of tea: shared lives, neighbourhoods and communities

    With the intention of encouraging a stronger movement in favour of authentic community living, and underpinned by a theme of reconciliation, this book provides stories of people with disabilities living ordinary lives, in valued roles, and in love relationships, and explores the ethics and practices that make this possible.

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  • Perceptions Control Reality Our family’s journey to embracing an inclusionary vision

    Research is now telling us new brain science suggests that our perceptions, in a sense, create our reality and the realities of human development is the need to be "included". "Being included" is what creates "belonging".

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