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Inclusive Education

Inclusive education means all children are included in every way.  It involves the full inclusion of all children. No children are segregated.

Supports for inclusion are part of everyday practice. If aides are employed, they circulate around the classroom, or spend time assisting the teacher and making adaptations to materials, rather than being off in a corner with one particular child.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) – Article 24: Right to inclusive education

Inclusive Education – Understanding Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability means a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and to learn and apply new skills. This causes people to have less ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning), and begins before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development.

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Invisible disability

Invisible disability, or hidden disabilities, are disabilities that are not obvious. Some examples of invisible disability are people who live with chronic pain, chronic fatigue, mental illness, diabetes and chronic dizziness.

Legally blind

A person is considered legally blind if they can’t see at six metres what someone with regular vision can see at 60 metres, or if their field of vision is less than 20 degrees in diameter.

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