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  • Julian's transition: A dream team and hard work

    This article describes one young man's journey from a state residential school to an integrated unit and finally to his neighbourhood high school. The idea of inclusive education for Julian became a reality when he got together with a support team of teachers, family and friends who advocated on his behalf.

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  • Inclusion of preschoolers with profound disabilities

    This study looks at how children with and without disabilities interact with each other. Findings show that attention may need to be paid to the encouragement of initiating interactions and to helping young children without disabilities understand and respond to children who have very high support needs.

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  • Parent Involvement

    This tongue-in-cheek article highlights the barriers parents face when trying to involve themselves in the school life of their child. It recommends that education personnel take a moment to self reflect after reading the article. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Educational support for students with severe problem behaviours in Oregon

    This paper describes a survey of students with very high support needs in regular school settings and the success of the organisational structures which were put in place to support them. Results showed that teachers felt under prepared and recommendations were that much more information and training should be provided.

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  • Helping teachers manage the inclusive classroom

    This paper describes how terms such as integration and mainstreaming are giving way to the concept of inclusion. It says that if this new reality is to become a source of personal growth and cultural enrichment for all its members, then teachers need to be prepared through both preservice and...

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  • Surmounting the disability of isolation

    "Special education needs to be reconceptualised as a support to the regular education classroom, rather than as 'another place to go'". This article says mainstreaming means you are a visitor and inclusion makes you part of the family.

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  • Parent Corner: Five steps

    This brief paper explains that a parent's role as a child advocate is both a natural and a difficult one. The author goes on to offer parents a five step program designed to make sure their children are receiving an appropriate education. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Citizen Advocacy

    This is a one page definition of citizen advocacy. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Step by step: A system's evolution towards inclusion

    This article describes inclusion as an evolutionary process in which a whole system must undergo a change. Such a process is traced in a collection of five independent schools in Vermont. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Integration: Facts and fallacies

    This is a report of a presentation by Dick Sobsey. He presented results of a study into integration, part of which involved reviewing over 420 books and articles on the subject. They found that 80% of studies showed favourable results.

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