Knowing the most acceptable way of referring to children or adults with developmental delay or disability can be confusing. In this article we write about the importance of language and the most respectful and accepted way of referring to people with disability.
This blog written by Dr Coral Kemp, of Macquarie University Special Education Centre reflects on some of the barriers to successful early childhood inclusion and suggests some potential solutions. Dr Coral Kemp has had a long history of research, practice and writing about early childhood intervention in Australia and internationally.
Children's Week is about the right of all children to enjoy childhood. This year, the Advocate for Children and Young People has launched a number of new initiatives to enable children to have their voice heard. Children's Week Awards have also recognised the work of two NSW early childhood intervention services around advocacy for young children with developmental delay and disability.
Read about the Inclusion Tool which was developed to assist early childhood intervention services in identifying inclusive practice strengths and needs and to review changes in those practices over time.