Great Questions and the Art of Portraiture – John O’Brien

Download: Great Questions & the Art of Portraiture ABSTRACT: Great Questions are a challenge to possibilities. A practitioner of person-centered planning who wanted to add the skills and roles of the portraitist to her repertoire would need to build relationships with people and their families and allies based on commitment to a common project that […]

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Communitas: The Community Place

Download: Communitas: the Community Place Communitas is a prototype of possibility – a real life example of how a group of citizens could build inclusive relationships in a community – and reach out and share with the whole town. They used a post office as a hub.. COMMUNITASThe Community Place Manchester, CT 06040phone: 860-645-3177email (Bev […]

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Quality Education: “It’s Not a Choice!” Forest & Pearpoint

Download: Quality Education: It’s Not a Choice! Marsha Forest – Books, Articles and Videos Jack Pearpoint – Books, Articles and Videos REVERSING REJECTION – FULL INCLUSION FOR ALLLT his little article proposes to reverse the rejection of the Beckys, Katherines, Judiths, Suneels, Sunitas, etc. There are strategies to help systems and individuals reverse the terrible […]

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MAPs and PATHs – A Family Perspective

MAPs and PATHsA Family Perspective by Bryn and Clark Fortune As often happens, unexpected blessings occur when we step out and try new things. As a result of a professionally motivated educational experience, our family wound up with a fresh look at ourselves in an affirming, revealing process called a MAP.Bryn is the director of […]

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Hope Restored with PATH – Glenn Cochrane

Hope Restored with PATH Glenn CochraneGang Prevention CoordinatorWinnipeg, Manitoba I decided I wanted to do something that truly might be in the area of prevention, not wait until kids were in trouble but get to them early. I phoned the principal of a downtown Winnipeg core area school (Dufferin School) where I knew the principal, […]

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Inclusion! The Bigger Picture: Forest & Pearpoint

Download: Inclusion! the Bigger Picture Marsha Forest – Books, Articles and Videos Jack Pearpoint – Books, Articles and Videos Inclusion! The Bigger Picture by Marsha Forest & Jack Pearpoint Our key question as we initiate a new millennium is “How do we live with one another?” Inclusion is about learning to live WITH one another. […]

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A Diamond in the Rough: Kanienkeha:ka/Gayokohno Immersion Schools

Download: A Diamond in the Rough ABSTRACT:In the early 90’s, Marsha Forest, Te Ripowai Higgins (a Maori elder) and I were invited to join a meeting about ‘immersion schools on Six Nations Reserve. It was a battle zone. Indian Affairs had a powerful delegation armed with arguments and money – to have the community reject […]

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MAPS: Action Planning Forest & Pearpoint

Download: MAPS: Action Planning ABSTRACT:This sort article appeared in our book “Inclusion Papers” outlining the steps of a MAP as we understood them at that time. We have evolved based our experience – and although this makes good reading (historically), we would recommend using the more current version of MAPS in the book…The PATH & […]

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Common Sense Tools: MAPS and CIRCLES for Inclusive Education

DOWNLOAD: Common Sense Tools Marsha Forest – Books, Articles and Videos Jack Pearpoint – Books, Articles and Videos Common Sense Tools:MAPS and CIRCLES for Inclusive Education Marsha Forest & Jack Pearpoint This article went viral in the early 90’s because families were starving for new options for their children, teachers could feel possibility but were […]

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Inclusion vs. Exclusion: Society is at a Turning Point

Synopsis: A short, punchy article about exclusion and Inclusion. Exclusion is unethical, politically unacceptable and repugnant to write off marginalized people in our society. The cost of welfare maintenance is unbearable, either socially or economically. In short, exclusion does not work. Inclusion works. Marsha Forest – Books, Articles and Videos Jack Pearpoint – Books, Articles […]

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