Professional Reading and Additional Resources
All in! ‘All In’ is a disability awareness program for primary school children which builds on understanding, awareness and acceptance of disability at a young age.
Asperger’s BIG BOOK This innovative children’s book has been written especially for junior school students (Foundation – Grade 2) in simple language describing and explaining why their friends with Aspergers behaves the way they do.
Bar None Community Awareness Kit for Schools (Victoria) provides information and curriculum support for teachers to enhance their knowledge and understanding of disability, create a welcoming, inclusive school community, and foster a culture of openness and discussion around disability.
Belonging and Connection of school Students with Disability Issues Paper. 2014 Children with Disability Australia. Authors: Dr Sally Robinson and Julia Truscott.
Civics and Citizenship Education Website (DEEWR) contains resources, information, activities and links for teachers, students and parents involved in civics and citizenship education. The website includes activities on human rights and disability, disability and the law and taking action regarding the Disability Discrimination Act.
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) This is an interdisciplinary group of scientists, practitioners and policy makers which ahve been at the forefront of research, development and promotion of the links between social and emotional learning, academic achievement and student wellbeing.
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is a legal document that regulates social behaviour associated with disability.
Ethnicity and Disability The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW inc. (MDAA) website provides useful information about culture and disability.
Book 1: “Being Me, Being You” was developed for the Everyone Everyday Kindergarten program as a reference to facilitate thinking around valuing difference. The book is illustrated by a year 6 student from Hawker Primary School.
Book 2: “101 Ways To Include People With Disability”, captures the ideas of school aged students across the ACT and aims to get people thinking about how we can all make a difference to create happy, healthy and inclusive communities. Email Disability ACT at DisabilityACT@act.gov.au or phone (02) 6207 1086 to order copies.
Human Rights Commission The Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament, and lead the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.
Inclusion in education: towards equality for students with disability. Issues paper. 2013. Children with Disability Australia. Author: Dr Kathy Cologon.
Inky Ed - Inclusive Education. This website showcases the journey of Mac (primary school student) as he pursues an inclusive education in a mainstream setting with his friends despite his multiple severe disabilities.
Jayme Richardson (nee Paris) video segment from Cycling Central: This video segment from Cycling Central (SBS) features a young woman who has not let her disability prevent her from doing what she loves.
Just Like You! (NSW) is a disability awareness program for primary school children, designed to build understanding, acceptance and tolerance. The program was designed by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Play by the rules – Australian Sports Commission This site provides an interactive scenario based example of disability inclusion
Positive Partnerships Positive Partnerships provides training to teachers, school leaders and other education professionals about how to best support students with an autism spectrum disorder in the classroom, and how to create an ‘autism friendly’ school culture.
Schools for All Children and Young People Report of the Expert Panel on Students with complex needs and challenging behaviour. Professor Anthony Shaddock, Dr Sue Packer, and Mr Alasdair Roy.
Social Inc. (NSW) seeks to overturn the stigmas and disadvantage around disability in high schools through youth engagement. The concept is simple – we think the world is a more interesting, more productive and happier place when people with disabilities are included. But sadly many young people with disabilities are left out, ignored and bullied in high school.
Sports Ability 2 Activity Cards These cards describe great inclusive games for people with or without disability. They are easy to use and provide examples of modification to cater for all skill levels. These games can be used developmentally or to provide new pathways in disability sport.
Students with disability in mainstream classroom: a resource for teachers. Anthony Shaddock, Loretta Giorcelli, Sue Smith.
The Inclusion Club This is an initiative that promotes the inclusion of people with disability in sport and active recreation. It includes a range of excellent audio visual resources, and a blogging site. It provides a platform where like minded people can share their ideas and take action to foster inclusive opportunities in sport and recreation.
The State of the World’s Children 2013. Children with Disabilities
This report lists key recommendations for international commitment to build more inclusive societies where children with disabilities and their families can participation in the civic, social and cultural affairs of their communities without facing barriers.
True Colours song about inclusion This is a song performed by popular singer ‘MattyB’ with lyrics that reflect a theme on inclusion. Warning for teachers when using You Tube: make sure you preview the clip before using as there is a risk that comments in the feed may be inappropriate. Also, skip the add at the beginning of the clip.
UN Disability Convention Child Friendly Text (2007) produced by UNICEF and The Victor Pineda Foundation. This document is a child friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disablities.