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March 21, 2016
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In our very first post we would like to welcome you to the ECIA NSW/ACT’s blog and invite you to participate in professional conversations about the inclusion.

In our very first post we would like to welcome you to the ECIA NSW/ACT’s blog and invite you to participate in professional conversations about the inclusion of children with disabilities and delays.

Who is this blog for?

The Inclusion Together blog aims to provide early childhood intervention practitioners such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, early childhood special educators, psychologists, physiotherapists, early childhood education and care service managers and educators, family support workers, families, academics, and anyone else interested in early childhood  intervention with an interactive place to share stories, talk about challenges and opportunities and to learn about inclusion.

Why use this blog?

This blog is the stepping stone in establishing an online community of practice where news will be disseminated, successes will be celebrated, challenges will be tackled, and latest research will be shared through blog articles and professional conversations.

What topics will this blog cover?

These are some of the topics which will be addressed include: transdisciplinary practice, inclusion and the NDIS, transitions, universal design for learning. We would love to hear from you what other aspects related to inclusion cheap premarin pills that you are interested in.

Who can write for this blog?

The ECIA NSW/ACT team coordinating this blog will endeavour to provide you with valuable information and thought provoking ideas.  We would also like to invite you to participate with practical examples and life stories to give a voice to inclusion.

(Source: ECIA NSW, (2013) Strengthening Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Intervention Services: BACKGROUND PAPER prepared by CCCH, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne)

Working closely with young children who have a disability or developmental delay, and their families, involves ensuring the child is included in everyday activities.  Often the work carried out by specialist service providers involves supporting the inclusion of children in their home and family life, their Early Childhood Education and Care Services (ECEC) and the wider community.  As we know authentic inclusion is more than just ‘being there’ it is about ‘meaningful participation’ and belonging.

Can you share an example of where you have supported a child to participate in a meaningful way?

Catalina Voroneanu
Catalina Voroneanu
Inclusion Program Coordinator

1 Comment

  1. Emma says:

    Great to see this blog up and running. I can see it will be a great platform for professional conversations.

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