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Putting access and inclusion front and centre

Family Advocacy has a vision of a future where inclusive thinking is the norm.

This platform is dedicated to supporting the inclusive education community in all of its facets so we can collectively scale the conversation and drive momentum.

‘taking the conversation beyond well-meaning to well-doing.’  

By providing multiple perspectives in one place and fostering knowledge exchange within the sector, Access:Symposium is focused on closing the gap between policy and practice.

Inspired by the first National Symposium on Inclusive Education created and facilitated by Family Advocacy, which foregrounded multiple voices, perspectives and experiences Access: Symposium is an ever-growing online platform committed to challenge thinking , share examples and stimulate the necessary conversations to bring on change.

NOW EXPLORE ACCESS TALKS

 WHAT IS INCLUSION?

The promotion, adoption and implementation of inclusive practices, which involves changing policies, practices and attitudes within schools.

 HOW WE INCLUDE 

Creating inclusive classrooms & schools starts with vision, policy, systems change, curriculum design and teaching practice.

 WHY INCLUDE?

High quality education & supports enable all students to acquire success in their education and is the basis of an inclusive life and society.

 TEACHER IMPACT

All classroom teachers have a role in creating schools & learning environments where all children can learn and feel they belong.

 CHANGING MINDSETS

Whole school transformation requires courage, leadership & honest reflection to identify the need for change and set about making it happen.

 AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE

Exemplar inclusive educational practices are happening in Australia. See the possibility and potential of inclusion here and now.

ACCESS READS

 WHAT IS INCLUSION 

The promotion, adoption and implementation of inclusive practices, which involves changing policies, practices and attitudes within schools.

 HOW WE INCLUDE

Inclusive classrooms and schools embrace universal design as the foundation for cultivating inclusive attitudes and practices.

 CHANGING MINDSETS

Bringing about change one mind at a time is integral to improving the lives of people with disability.

 AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE

Exemplar inclusive educational practices are happening in Australia. See the possibility and potential of Inclusion here and now.

 WHY INCLUDE 

All children have the right to be included, to be represented in, to have access to and to receive high-quality education and supports.

 TEACHER IMPACT

All classroom teachers have a role in creating schools & learning environments where all children can learn and feel they belong.

A FAMILY ADVOCACY INITIATIVE

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