Inclusion Ready has heaps of resources to help you design innovative and inclusive projects. Keep checking back as we add more useful resources.
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.
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.
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.
Are you looking for academic evidence of need for your inclusion project? Read Becoming Inclusion Ready for evidence and a great literature list.
Digital Stories of Inclusion
Our blogs to help you:
The information in the following blogs is correct at the time of posting. Read the latest updates here.
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.
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.
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.