Inclusive Education

There is much debate and discussion about the importance of inclusive education for children with disabilities and the impact it has on all students in the class, both positive and negative.  (Elkins 1997; Ashman & Elkins 2009; Foreman 2001; Krause et al 2010)

Education Queensland has developed the Education Adjustment Program (EAP) with inclusive education in mind. The EAP is a process for identifying and responding to the education needs of students with disabilities.  Through the EAP process adjustments are made for students with disabilities to enable them to access the curriculum, achieve curriculum outcomes and participate in regular school life.

The Development of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) is part of the EAP Program and forms an ongoing process.  Full details are available from the Education Queensland website at
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The Parent/Teacher Relationship
Establishing a relationship with the parent of an Asperger child is an important step in ensuring the child achieves the best possible learning outcomes.  Through regular communication with parents; teachers can learn how to best manage the child in the classroom. 

Through Education Queensland’s EAP program parents and caregivers can be closely involved - and share their wealth of knowledge and experience of their child with the teachers and other professionals involved in drafting the IEP.

“It seems that the children welcomed him with open arms.

 To them, he isn't disabled.  He isn't "defective" or "wrong" or "delayed".  
 He isn't one big, fat negative... a never-will... a can't do.  He isn't "other".  
 How the adults in his life fail him, time and time again, and yet these childre
 just open their arms and accept. Today, he is their friend.

To them, he is just J-man.  Perfect as he is”. 
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