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Inclusion

A Teacher's Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education (Third Edition)

This is a comprehensive guide to making physical education inclusive for students of all levels of ability and of all ages. This book will guide physical educators in creating a welcoming environment where positive social interactions promote a health, active lifestye for all students.

  • Date: 2007
  • Author: Martin E. Block
  • Publisher: Paul H. Brooks Publishing
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers, TherapistsEducation Assistants
  • Topic: Inclusion in physical education classes

Action for Inclusion: How to Improve Schools by Welcoming Children With Special Needs Into Regular Classrooms

This manual outlines a process for building the good working relationships needed to develop inclusive school environments. It outlines five steps involved in achieving inclusion of children with special needs in ordinary classrooms: (1) clarify the family’s intention to include their child in the neighborhood school and get to know the child’s dreams and gifts; (2) enlist the principal’s help in including the student; (3) enroll the classroom teacher in including the student; (4) involve the student’s classmates in welcoming the student to the class; and (5) gather the people involved (students, family members, teachers, and administrators) to develop a process for adaptation of curriculum and class routine, through the MAPS (making action plans) technique.

How may I help you?

How may I help you? is a fully accessible online training module on offering accessible customer service to customers with disabilities. The resources included in this training module, which is accompanied by an “Accessibility Tips Booklet” and the “Accessible Ontario - Customer Service: A Guide for School Boards”, were developed using the combined expertise from senior officials in school boards and staff from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. They have ensured that the resources are practical, timely and useful.

  • Date: 2009
  • Author: Ontario Educational Services Corporation
  • Publisher: Province of Ontario (Ministry of Community and Social Services)
  • Format: BookletVideo
  • Audience: Teachers, Students, ParentsEducation Stakeholders
  • Topic: Customer service to meet the needs of people with disabilities
  • Source: http://oesc.curriculum.org/en_CA/welcome/

Including Students with Exceptionalities

This document explores the various debates related to the question: “What can we do as educators to develop and maintain inclusive environments for students with exceptionalities? Drawing on research, the authors conclude that classroom teachers are the most influential factor in promoting successful inclusion in educational settings, not just in classrooms, but also in hallways and staff rooms.

Inclusion: How To

This document explores the various debates related to the question: “What can we do as educators to develop and maintain inclusive environments for students with exceptionalities? Drawing on research, the authors conclude that classroom teachers are the most influential factor in promoting successful inclusion in educational settings, not just in classrooms, but also in hallways and staff rooms.

Inclusive Education: Emergent Solutions

Provides a snapshot of 7 case studies from around the world involving inclusive education strategies for children with disabilities. Makes the case for an inclusive education approach as opposed to the more traditional, segregated ‘special education’ model.

  • Date: 1998
  • Author: Gary Bunch and Dr. Angela Valeo
  • Publisher: Inclusion Press
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Teachers, Students, ParentsEducation Administrators
  • Topic: Inclusive education: strategies and challenges
  • Source: http://www.inclusion.com/bkinclusiveeducation.html

It's About Ability: An explanation of the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This publication explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to children. It’s main purpose is to empower children, with and without disabilities, to play their part in challenging discrimination and promoting the Convention’s principles.

Jean Vanier: A Canadian Inspiring the World

From the publishers: ‘Acclaimed as “a Canadian who inspires the world” (Maclean’s), Jean Vanier is a highly respected contemporary Canadian humanitarian and social leader. Included in this resource are video and audio clips that showcase his social vision of a world in which we value the diversity, respect the dignity and support the equality of all human beings. This resource may be used to address the social studies outcomes related to nationalism, citizenship and identity.’

Lessons for Inclusion

This book is for teachers of elementary and middle school children. It assists them to develop a classroom community in which all children feel good about themselves and work together as valued members of a classroom community. This book is a must for teachers who want ideas for lessons. It recommends children’s books for each lesson with step by step examples of curriculum. Popular with teachers and parents of elementary age students.

Petroglyphs: The Writing on the Wall

The topic: Inclusion in High School. An elegant, perceptive and powerful photo essay that highlights our old thinking - and our new thinking. This short book is chock full of both information and inspiring photos.

  • Date: 1996
  • Author: Susan Aileen Shapiro, Carol Tashie, Jill Martin, Joanne Malloy, Mary Schuh, Jim Piet, Stephen Lichtenstein, Jan Nisbet
  • Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Format: Book
  • Audience: Secondary School TeachersSecondary School Students
  • Topic: Inclusion at the secondary level
  • Source: http://www.inclusion.com/bklessonsforinclusion.html

Prophets of Peace

From deiren.com: ‘The award winning portraits profiling the spiritual and humanistic gifts of two men with developmental disabilities and the life lessons they are teaching through their authentic and vulnerable lives.’

  • Date: 2012
  • Author: Deiren Masterson
  • Publisher: L’Arche
  • Publisher Link: http://www.larche.ca/
  • Format: Video
  • Audience: Teachers, StudentsCommunity Stakeholders
  • Topic: Developmental and cognitive disability

The PATH & MAPS Handbook

The Handbook is divided into two parts: think about it and do it. The think about it section discusses the purposes that path and maps serve and considers what makes facilitation effective for both. The do it section provides five guides: one for getting ready, a second and third for each of the steps in path and maps, a fourth for keeping the action and learning going, and a fifth for getting better at facilitation.

This Handbook supplements intensive learning with capable guides and continuing learning with other practitioners.

Together We Rock!

The mission of Together We Rock! is to promote learning and leadership opportunities to inspire people to build communities that are accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities.

A series of presentations promote learning and understanding of diversity, inclusion and accessibility in schools, workplaces, colleges, universities and communities.

Specifically, there is a School Leadership Program.

  • Date: 2006
  • Format: Online ResourcePresentation
  • Audience: Education StakeholdersCommunity Stakeholders
  • Topic: Inclusive and Accessible Communities
  • Source: https://www.togetherwerock.com/