Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family - Kofi Anan

“Inspiration to challenge families to dare to dream of better lives and  possibilities for persons who have a developmental disability“

The Inclusion Collection is a unique library designed to support and motivate. The resources provide practical and inspiring examples of what is being achieved not only in Australia but throughout the world.

Books, articles, online videos and selected writings by both families and professionals are available to download or watch online or viewing in our office or be sent to you by post. The online library is fully searchable by key topics such as education, moving out of home, relationships, advocacy, future planning, early intervention and lots more.

For use on-site, we also have an extensive range of reports, papers and studies, which are an invaluable resource for professionals, students and others with an interest in the field of disability.

How to use the Inclusion Collection

To find resources of interest or topic you just need to use the search function located in the top right of the page or in the right hand column. You can search on keywords such as education, accommodation, supported living,  advocacy, social role valorisation, employment, families, friendship, health inclusion etc. You can also search by author or publication name.

A number of the resources are freely available to download from the website and some of them including the books you will need to order through the online order form located on the resource webpage. Orders are usually responded to with in 48 hours. 

Please contact the Communications Coordinator if you would like help in using the library or locating a resource.

 

 

Resources Library
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    Teachers, Parents, Families, Professionals

    Bullying in Schools: and what to do about it

    Bullying in schools is a widespread problem. It has now reached the attention of policy makers, and none too soon. Bullying can take many forms. Whether it be...

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    Reply To Levitas, McCandleless, Elenewski and Sobel

    In an article in the February 1994 issue of Mental Retardation, Wolfensberger briefly remarked on the neurotoxic, and health-and life-destroying, effects of prescription psychoactive drugs. In the October 1994...

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    Synopsis of “Reply to Levitas et al"

    This article provides a critique of Wolfensberger’s assertion that prescription psychoactive drugs are health and life destroying for socially devalued people.  

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    Social Role Valorization Versus Drug Therapies

    This issue of the SRV Journal brings together a series of articles and a letter that first appeared in Mental Retardation as well as Wolf Wolfensberger’s lengthy and...

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    Professionals

    Inclusive Post Secondary Education - An Evidence-Based Moral Imperative

    In this article, the authors take the position that the desire for inclusive education and the beliefs and principles of inclusive practices must be the foundation for inclusive post...

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    Families, Professionals

    Being Mortal

    In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Gawande, a...

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    Families, Teachers, Professionals

    Teaching in Inclusive Schools

    This book is an excellent resource that provides teachers with a useful framework for incorporating inclusive practices in the classroom. It is divided into four sections; introduction to inclusive...

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    Parents, Professionals

    The Shouted Goodbye

    When Jeremy Ward’s first child, Mena, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of eight months, he and Mena’s mother, Margaret, soon realised that their world had...

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    Getting to Maybe

    Getting to Maybe harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organisations to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities,...

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    The Art of Belonging

    The Art of Belonging is a detailed and passionate argument for the role of communities in helping us develop as moral human beings. Drawing on his lifelong work...

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