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  • A Principal's Perspective: Inclusive Education

    "What society calls a 'disability' often simply represents differences - sometimes extreme differences - in learning styles. We know that everyone has different ways of learning, and the belief that every child is a lifelong learner permeated the culture at our school." This is just one of many insightful comments...

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  • Joel's Story

    Joel Satherley is a young man who lives on the north coast of NSW. Joel's is an extremely inspiring story. As a young man with multiple disability (cerebral palsy and Tourette's Syndrome) , he overcame a restrictive segregated schooling experience to become a talented young artist.

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  • Our Presence Has Roots: The Ongoing Story Deohaeko Support Network

    Deohaeko is an unusually principled small group of families and people with disabilities who have created and govern their own person centred, socially inclusive supports. In this book, Janet Klees reveals to us in thoughtful detail, the fundamental principles and values that have guided the processes for people to live...

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  • Movement Differences and Diversity in Autism/Mental Retadation: Appreciating and Accommodating People with Communication and Behaviour Challenges

    In this simple easy to read book, Donnellan and Leary walk the reader through the implications for people with sensory and intellectual impairment in every day activities. Simple strategies and a rethink of approach to people previously considered to have behavioural issues underpins this work.

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  • Pain in the assessment

    What is the real purpose of doing an assessment? Is it to compare how a person is to the norm? If so, where will that lead to? What can be done with information identifying a person's weaknesses? Can you build goals on what a person cannot do? What is this doing for my child?

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  • Creating Personal Portfolios: Tools for Transition, Communication and Inclusion

    When a student with a disability arrives in the classroom most teachers are armed only with the scant knowledge and reports held in official documents. But what do they or the other students actually know about who the person is beyond their disability.

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  • Parent's Individual Education Planning Report (IEP Workbook and Report Proforma)

    Parents' perspectives and knowledge of their children are critical when writing an Individual Education Plan. This form and workbook helps parents to think through the important areas that need to be considered when developing plans and goals for children in educational settings.

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  • The Influence of One - Outside Person on Person Services

    It is common for people to become distressed at how unresponsive service organisations can be. This paper looks principally at the person situated outside the organisation and the selection and types of influence they can play. An excellent paper examining the role and abilities of advocates.

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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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