Do Students with Disabilities Belong to their School Community?

By Gary Bunch

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Inclusive Education: The Basics

By Gary Bunch 2017

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Creating What I Know About Community

by Judith A. Snow First, A Story For many years I have known and learned from a young man named Peter. He is now in his early twenties and when I first met him he was 12 or 13 years old. I like to tell people about Peter because in reflecting on the events of […]

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Who says MAPS and PATH Facilitators Have to be “Adults”

Many people who want to be MAPS and PATH facilitators get stuck when we insist that the process be co-facilitated i.e. uses two people, a graphic recorder and a process facilitator. They are concerned about costs, or finding a team-mate. This is where we need to be creative. Budget is hardly ever an excuse, especially […]

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What is Leadership? – Shafik Asante

What is Leadership? by Shafik (Abu-Tahir) Asante  I want to concentrate this article on sharing my perspective on what leadership is. As a mail carrier is known as being a person who carries mail, a leader must be seen as a person who carries “leading ideas.” Leading ideas are not the same as good ideas. […]

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The Ethics of Inclusion: Three Common Delusions

The Ethics of Inclusion: Three Common Delusions by John O’Brien, Marsha Forest, Jack Pearpoint, Shafik Asante & Judith Snow We want to begin a dialogue on the expectations about personal behavior that go along with a commitment to Inclusion. Unattainable expectations confuse good people and fragment efforts for change into factions organized around hurt feelings. […]

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Inclusion: It’s About Change! Forest & Pearpoint

Inclusion: It’s About Change! by Jack Pearpoint & Marsha Forest Inclusion means change!! We believe both inclusion and change are inevitable. Whether we choose to grow with and from these changes is a choice. It has been instructive to be a participant in hundreds of emotional meetings about “inclusion”, when it is crystal clear after […]

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What Is Inclusion?

by Shafik Asante Inclusion is about ALL of us Inclusion is about living full lives — about learning to live together.Inclusion makes the world our classroom for a full life. Inclusion treasures diversity and builds community. Inclusion is about our ‘abilities’ — our gifts and how to share them. Inclusion is NOT just a ‘disability’ […]

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Vive la Difference

The streets are exploding. People are getting hurt. There is poverty, racism, violence. Single parents, kids, gangs, drugs, booze — families — all are part of the explosion of life on the street — life in urban war zones.

Modern medicine — like most other institutions — is ill equipped to deal with this new reality. But it is here. There is no choice. Next week it will be more intense. Crack babies and multiple addictions will haunt all our corridors.

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THE ART OF GROWING INVISIBLE ANTENNAE

The Art of Growing Invisible Antennae by Nicola Schaefer(This article is a “teaser” for Yes, She Knows She’s There) In a plane heading for Toronto, where I was to be part of a conference to do with the inclusion of people with disabilities in their own homes within typical neighbourhoods, I found myself talking, as one […]

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Personal Assistance: What It Is and What It Is Not – Judith Snow

Personal AssistanceWhat It Is and What It Is Not by Judith Snow, MA Personal assistance is a form of support for people who are labeled disabled. People who have been given a disability label are people who have an unusual limitation in their physical functions, their thinking and/or their emotional expression. For example, they may […]

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Partnership: What Does It Really Mean? Forest & Pearpoint

“Partnership” – What does it Really Mean? by Jack Pearpoint & Marsha Forest Partnership as a concept is a much discussed term these days. Parents & educators talk of “partners” in learning. Consumers of services and professionals talk about “partnering” in service delivery. States and provinces talk of “partnership” in political federations. However, many parents, […]

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