We are excited to launch our website, where you can access helpful inclusive education resources and keep up-to-date with the latest news, research and developments!
First, a little bit about us.
All Means All is the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, a nationwide network of people and organisations working together to ensure that all Australian students are able to access a quality inclusive education. We have come together as families, academic experts, teachers, education assistants, Principals, organisations and others who support our mission, working to remove the legal, structural and attitudinal barriers that limit the rights of some Australian students, including students with disability, to access a fully inclusive education in a supported general education environment.
Our objectives include:
- the creation of resources and the provision of training and education to support inclusive education;
- supporting, commissioning or undertaking relevant research and study;
- lobbying for and informing change in legislation and policy to ensure inclusive education as a right for all;
- consolidating and focusing the Australian movement for full inclusive education to accelerate the necessary systemic and attitudinal change for the benefit of every Australian student;
- collaborating with relevant community organisations to promote the Australian movement for full inclusive education nationally and internationally; and
- community education about the value and important of full inclusive education for all Australian students.
If you’re a parent, you may like to join the SIPN School Inclusion Parent Network. You can find out more about SIPN here. We are also working to create a similar network for educators. Please contact us if you are an educator and interested in being part of this initiative.
When we talk about inclusive education we do not mean segregated, self-contained programs or classes for students with disability or learning or behavioural difficulties in schools.
Our work is guided by the principles embodied in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The UNCRPD is recognised as the most authoritative expression of the human rights of people with disability, including the right to inclusive education under Article 24, as amplified in August 2016 in General Comment No. 4 (Right to Inclusive Education) of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
If you are interested in joining our network and supporting our work you can contact us.