Resources and Tools

Inclusion Ready has heaps of resources to help you design innovative and inclusive projects. Keep checking back as we add more useful resources. 

Inclusion Self-Assessment 

Do you or your organisation want to know if you are ready to apply for an ILC grant, to see if you are eligible, or even to identify how you can be more inclusive of people with disability? 

We have developed a self-assessment tool to help you in your thinking and planning around inclusion and potential ILC grants. This tool has been designed for your own internal use and does not form part of the application process. 

Self-Assessment tool ONE: explores what the ILC is, how it might be relevant to you and if your project idea align with the ILC intent. 

Self-Assessment tool TWO: explores the evidence to support the project need, demonstrate outcomes, identifying if you have the resources to develop the idea, if you are ready to implement the project, and finally if you are are ready to put together an ILC grant application. 

 

Creating a co-designed Theory of Change

This booklet has been created with the self-advocates and team at Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) to provide a clear guide for co-designing a Theory of Change, for your project, with people with disabilities. 

It was developed by people with disabilities to support building inclusion in their communities. 

 

Theory of Change Resources

These resources have been developed with Visual Insights People to support participants of our Stories of Change to Theories of Change Workshops. Email us for more information on the next round of Theory of Change Workshops. 

Theory of Change Checklist

Simple Project Logic Template

Program Planning Basics

Theory of Change Stakeholder Table

 

Becoming Inclusion Ready: An Environmental Scan

Are you looking for academic evidence of need for your inclusion project? Read Becoming Inclusion Ready for evidence and a great literature list.

 

Inclusion ready project Theory of Change Model

Digital Stories of Inclusion

Video: The benefits of social inclusion - Alison's story

Video: Being inclusive is good business - Peter's story

Video: Being Inclusion Ready - Dan's story

 

Video: The Inclusive Mindset - Ability Link

Evaluating your Inclusion Project

With some focused thinking and planning, evaluation of your ILC project can be done with minimal effort and create maximal value for your organisation and clients. Check out these factsheets for everything you need to know.

Evaluation Factsheet 1: Evaluation is easier than you think

Evaluation Factsheet 2: Tips on designing an evaluation

Evaluation Factsheet 3: Commissioning and managing an evaluation

Evaluation Factsheet 4: Useful Resources

Evaluation Myth-busting

 

Our blogs to help you:

The information in the following blogs is correct at the time of posting. Read the latest updates here.

Building inclusion through employment and education

We worked with CRU to develop the following factsheets about inclusive education and inclusive employment. CRU has worked with families for 30 years and worked with them to the compile practical advice below. Although targeted to families, friends and young people they contain useful advice and links to other resources for community members and professionals.  In the second year of Inclusion Ready the project will be focusing on education and employment not only for possible ILC grant ideas and the success of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) but also to improve the wellbeing of the whole community.

Education Fact Sheets

The inclusive education fact sheets are designed to assist families and friends to advocate for a child with a disability to actively participate in regular school classes with appropriate support and adjustments. As our environmental scan noted “…early inclusion in school is consistently a key predictor for a life trajectory of inclusion for children with disabilities.” Becoming Inclusion Ready p19.

What is inclusive educationPeer support for families

Getting readyDealing with transitions

What to look forBuilding friendships

Being an effective advocateMyths and barriers

Employment Fact sheets

The inclusive employment fact sheets have practical steps for young people with disability, their families and friends to identify job opportunities. Employment matters for all young people and as fact sheet 1 says “Having a job brings a sense of purposed and belonging the opportunity to make friends. Your first job is an important start to your adult life.” A review of the literature in Becoming Inclusion Ready identified that “…one of the biggest barriers experienced by people with disabilities in the workplace is the stereotypical attitudes that employers and colleagues hold about employing a person with a disability, resulting in discrimination and under representation.” But also notes that “The research instead shows that, when compared to employees without disabilities, employees with disabilities have higher retention rates, better work attendance rates, equivalent productivity levels and better workplace safety records.” Becoming Inclusion Ready p 21 & 22, See also Fact sheet 7: Information for employers.

EVERYONE CAN HAVE A REAL JOB RAISING EXPECTATIONS

TIPS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS GETTING PREPARED FOR YOUR FIRST JOB

HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST JOB SUPPORT FOR YOUR FIRST JOB

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES