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An all abilities inclusive playground for the children of our nation
BOUNDLESS CANBERRA IS PART OF TOUCHED BY OLIVIA'S
NATIONAL NETWORK OF INCLUSIVE PLAYSPACES
Stage 1 of Boundless
Have you and your family found time to
enjoy Stage 1 of Boundless The Centenary
of Canberra National Playground.
4 We still need your help
to build further stages and ensure
all children, regardless of ability, can
experience the joy of play.
A donation to Boundless would
make a great Christmas gift for a family
member, friend or colleague.
International Day of People with Disability
December 3, 2015
Teaching toolkit for inclusion
The Everyone, Everyday primary school resource consists of 35 lessons for kindergarten
to year 6 students.
The national award winning teaching
resource Everyone Everyday -- A Toolkit
for Inclusion continues to be rolled out in
ACT schools. This resource is attracting
international recognition and was
included in the University College Lon-
don report Intellectual Disabilities: Rais-
ing Awareness and Combating Stigma - a
There are three components of the
Everyone Everyday program:
The professional development sessions
are Teacher Quality Institute accredited
and have been delivered to more than
400 ACT teachers and 90 pre-service
teachers at the University of Canberra.
Feedback is very positive, with one ACT
teacher saying "I think it should be
compulsory for all ACT teaching staff and
support staff to do this in-service.
Primary school program
The primary school resource, which is
linked to the Australian curriculum,
consists of 35 lessons for kindergarten to
year 6. The program is now web-based
includes extensive background informa-
tion for teachers, links to additional
resources, evaluation reports, consulta-
tion papers, explicit lessons plans and
assessable links to the curriculum. The
Program has been evaluated and com-
mended by the University of Canberra,
endorsed by Children with Disability
Australia, the national and local Parents
and Citizens Association and the Teacher
Quality Institute. It is registered with
Kids Matter (a National Framework for
Emotional and Social learning) and Scoo-
tle (a National Professional Learning
Network, managed by Education Ser-
vices Australia on behalf of education
High school/college program
A modified version of Everyone Every-
day has been trialled in high schools,
using the peer-led 'forum theatre' model
of teaching and learning.
For more information, email
Supported decision making is about
enabling people with disability to be
active decision makers who can exer-
cise choice and control over the
decisions that affect their lives.
The ACT Disability, Aged and Carer
Advocacy Service is delivering a pilot
program supporting people with intel-
lectual, cognitive and psychosocial
disabilities to make decisions that are
important to them. These might be
decisions about their home, their
work, or the kinds of supports they
need to live a good life.
The Link and Learn pilot enables
people with disability to create sup-
ported decision-making relationships
and equips people with disability with
decision-making skills. It works with
family, friends and others so that they
can provide effective support for
decision making. It also provides
professional development for health
professionals, support workers, legal
professionals, teachers and busi-
The $270,000 pilot has been jointly
funded by Disability ACT and the ACT
NDIS Taskforce and will run for the
next two years.
For more information, email
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