What is an All Means All Network?
All Means All recognises that building collaboration at all levels is critical to our effort to consolidate and focus the Australian movement for full inclusive education, and to the achievement of our mission for the implementation of an inclusive education system in Australia.
Our multi-stakeholder alliance includes and welcomes families, people with disability, academic experts, teachers, education assistants, school principals, advocacy and other organisations and other members of the community who support our objectives.
Our Networks initiative seeks to foster connections and collaborations within specific stakeholder groups or communities within our alliance, to support the achievement of our shared objectives.
Each of our Networks is led by a National Convenor who guides the focus of the Network, facilitates the provision of quality information and resources, encourages constructive engagement and provides valuable insights to the Board of All Means All to assist in informing its work.
To date, we have established the following Networks.
School Inclusion Parent Network (SIPN)
Catia Malaquias is a lawyer, a co-founder of All Means All and the mother of three young children. She has extensive legal and strategic expertise and is committed to human rights and inclusion of people with disability in every area of life.
Catia is also a Board Director of the Attitude Foundation and Down Syndrome Australia. In 2016 Catia co-founded the Global Alliance for Disability in Media (GADIM), an international platform that encourages actions to increase and improve representation of people with disability in the media.
Catia's advocacy for human rights and inclusion has been widely recognised. She is the winner of the 2018 Australian Human Rights Tony Fitzgerald Award and the 2018 Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence Diversity and Inclusion Award. In 2017 Catia also won a National Disability Award and was also a Western Australian of the Year Finalist.
Catia has spoken at the United Nations in New York and Geneva and in 2015 she participated in the United Nations Day of General Discussion in Geneva on the right to inclusive education, which culminated in the General Comment No.4 (Article 24: Right to Inclusive Education) released by the United Nations in October 2016. She has participated in numerous submissions to United Nations treaty and other bodies.
School Inclusion Network for Educators (SINE)
Loren Swancutt is Head of Special Education Services at a State High School in Queensland. Her role involves the leadership and management of inclusive education experiences for all students within her setting, and the facilitation of inclusive interactions with families and the broader community.
Loren completed her Master of Education, majoring in Inclusive Education from Charles Sturt University in 2016. She uses her knowledge and experience to contribute to local and state-wide Professional Learning Communities on the topic of inclusive education, and acts as a mentor and instructional coach for educators pursuing inclusive delivery of educational services within their settings.
Academics Network for Inclusive Education (ANIE)
Dr Robert Jackson
Bob Jackson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University and a private consultant in disability and education. He is involved in research and teaching on disability and education at three Perth Universities.
Bob Jackson started in disability in the 1970s working as a psychologist, institution superintendent, service manager and Regional Director with the (now) Disability Services Commission.
From 1990 to 2003 he was at Edith Cowan University in the Centre for Disability Research and Development, where he was Director from 1998 and Associate Professor of Special Education from 2000. This Centre ran a Commonwealth funded Supported Employment Program and a research project on early intervention for children with autism, based around teaching reading from age 2. He has been closely involved with the teaching of Social Role Valorisation in Australia, spending time with Dr Wolfensberger in the US.
From 1995, Professor Jackson has been closely involved with school inclusion, advising families, teachers, schools and education systems on the rationale and practicalities of inclusion. This work has included a very extensive review of the literature on inclusion as well as presentations in all states to parents and teachers.
Currently Professor Jackson is working as a private consultant in disability and education but remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University. He is also involved in research and teaching on disability and education at three Perth Universities and is a co-founder of All Means All.
Professor Jackson is married with 3 grown children and lives in the hills east of Perth.