Welcome to the Inclusive School Communities website

This is a project about making South Australian schools accessible and inclusive for ALL students, including those living with disability. Read more.    

Read about Inclusive Education. Get to know the young people and schools contributing to the project. Check out the Inclusive Schools Toolkit for tools on inclusive environments, leadership, learning and teaching, and practices. Explore the Catalogue of Professional Learning for School Staff. Access Useful Links to articles, toolkits, videos, podcasts, and more. 

The project is being led by JFA Purple Orange under the guidance of a Steering Group of local and national stakeholders. 

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Accessibility and Universal Design

This tool is intended as an introduction to accessibility and Universal Design (UD) for school staff. UD is a way of thinking about environments and curricula that schools can apply to maximize access and participation of all students in high quality inclusive educational experiences. This tool discusses the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to curricula and eliminating barriers. Schools are encouraged to use this information to shape the way they think about and design their environments and curricula to meet the needs of all students.

Exploring Disability and Inclusion Tool 1: Unpacking Definitions and Concepts to Build School Inclusion

This tool is an introduction to terminology and concepts relevant to disability and inclusion. It is designed to assist school staff to understand the various perspectives of disability and the importance of countering ableism through using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and a social justice perspective within the curricula. School staff need to have shared beliefs on what inclusion is and how this can be achieved for it to be successful and for all students to be genuinely included, regardless of ability and identity.

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