We are a group of families who promote inclusive lives for our children with disability and work together to make inclusive schools a reality for all. All QCIE members work in a voluntary capacity to advocate for children’s rights to inclusive education.
What is inclusive education?
Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood school in age-appropriate regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school. Inclusive education is a fundamental human right and is the best evidence practice for students with and without disability.
Why inclusive education?
Inclusion allows students with AND without disabilities to:
- Enjoy a high-quality education consistent with better outcomes for ALL learners.
- Contribute their individual strengths and gifts, with high and appropriate expectations for each child.
- Grow up at the same school as their siblings, in a local community with peers.
- Work at their own pace while participating in the life of the school.
- Learn about and accept individual differences.
What does inclusion look like?
Physically present and fully participating in the same environments as all other students for the same amount of time.
Socially all students are welcomed, supported to belong and not separated in the classroom or playground.
Curriculum is delivered so all students are included in the same lesson material, with appropriate support and adjustments.
WHAT WE DO
- Host events for families to learn about Inclusive Education.
- Speak to family groups.
- Support and inspire each other as families.
- Work for positive change in the education system.
- Provide useful resources to our members.