June 15, 2017

Children’s voices: My starting school story

This is the first in a series of children’s voices blogs. 12 year old Isabella thinks back on her experience of early childhood intervention and how it helped when she made the transition to her local school. Isabella has autism spectrum disorder.
May 19, 2017

The social glue of primary school fads and trends

Emma Pierce, ECIA NSW/ACT Inclusion Coordinator reflects on the positive influence fads and trends can have on social inclusion in the primary school playground.
April 6, 2017

Connecting beyond diagnosis. A social worker’s approach to supporting families.

Families often talk about the range of strong emotions experienced around the time of diagnosis of disability for their child and there is research sbout the influence of the way a diagnosis is received impacting on families for years to come. In this blog, Jessica Maccallum, Social Worker from the Disability Specialist Unit, Burwood talks about the ways she works with families around the time of diagnosis, and a checklist she uses to ensure information and support is responsively and consistently provided.
February 16, 2017

Building friendships with Lego

Ruby Wright, Children’s Development and Disability Services Manager from Connect Child and Family Services, tells us about an innovative social skills program which is showing positive outcomes for children in schools in the Nepean and Blue Mountains region.
February 2, 2017

We have a real challenge

Sara Stockman reflects upon the Teaching Pyramid as an effective framework to support early childhood inclusion.