Ensuring school inclusion is more than “being there”: Building participation in curriculum & supporting students to belong

Children with disability have a right to be included and welcomed in their local school, and many families choose inclusive education because it provides a strong foundation for lifelong community inclusion. However, genuine inclusion requires more than mere physical presence in a regular classroom. It requires approaches which enable that child to have an authentic…

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“Imagining Better” The Importance of Exploring What Might and Could be Possible in People’s Lives – Townsville

About the workshop: Would you like to ensure that the lives of people with disability are not held back by restricted imaginations or not venturing beyond current realities? Then this seminar is for you! This seminar will examine the critical role that ‘imagining better’ plays in forming, strengthening and expanding a positive vision of what…

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Getting a Quality Inclusive Education for your Child: Building an Effective Home-School Partnership – Townsville

About the workshop Research clearly shows that inclusive education has strong benefits to students with disability, and access to education in your local school is supported by educational policy and international law. Nevertheless, many families find that pursuing an inclusive education can be challenging. This workshop will help families to be clear about what inclusion…

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Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion Palmwoods

Inclusive Education Evening Workshop: “Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion” Wednesday 10 May, Palmwoods  About the workshop Enrolling their child at the local school is something most Australian families take for granted. However, for children who have a disability this may not just happen and getting and maintaining a genuinely inclusive education over the…

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All Students Learning Together in Inclusive Classrooms: What does inclusive practice look like?

Light meal from 5:30pm Discussion will commence at 6:15pm until 8:30pm This evening discussion is designed to help parents recognise and work towards responsive and inclusive school and classroom practices. Christa will clarify common educational terms underpinning inclusive classroom practices and describe how these practices can enhance the learning and inclusion of ALL students. These terms…

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Inclusive Education Evening Discussion: Becoming a Better Advocate for your Child’s Inclusion

Inclusion in school (and life) does not “just happen”. Some mainstream schools are very welcoming, but getting a genuinely inclusive education and maintaining the inclusive path over the school years requires parents to be skilled and effective advocates. Most parents find school advocacy challenging! It is common to feel unsure of what you can ask for, and what approach to take if you want change. At times, parents can feel like they have little influence over what is happening with their child’s education. Even when lucky and enjoying a “good year”, there is the question of how to stay on track.

This interactive session is designed as a sharing of “lessons in advocacy” drawing on the wisdom and experience of families who have successfully advocated for school inclusion.

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Three upcoming events in Townsville

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting three events in Townsville on Monday 31 October.  These events will be held at the Townsville Sports House, 3–9 Redpath Street, North Ward, Townsville. During the day there will be two events held simultaneously, one for parents interested in inclusive education and one for support workers. That…

QPPD Celebratory Dinner

CRU would also like to seek your assistance in spreading the word regarding a celebratory dinner being held on the evening of Monday 22nd August.  This dinner will commemorate the contribution of Qld Parents for People with a Disability (QPPD), an organisation which made a significant contribution to the lives of people with disability in Queensland and which was formally…

Upcoming Leadership events

CRU is pleased to announce two upcoming leadership events – one event is specifically for family members and the second event is open to all.   Family Leadership Weekend event:  Moving from Vision to Action Our Family Leadership Weekend at Boonah is a live-in event for families being held at “The Outlook, Boonah” on the weekend of 29-31 July. …

Good Life Films

These video have been made for our website Bringing the Good Life to Life, designed to help people prepare for the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme. Each video shares but a glimpse into these peoples lives as they pursue ordinary lives:  at school, at work, in their own homes, with their friends and family and…