Friendships and a sense of belonging are essential to everyone's well-being. It is important to be intentional and purposeful in supporting people with disability to be connected meaningfully to other people in their communities. This resource page will give you ideas and strategies to create and strengthen connections around shared interests and experiences.
A 'positive portrait' of the learner with disabilities. It can serve as an introduction, a communication method, a socialisation strategy and as a staff-development tool. It's a meaningful and tangible document that can be used in parent/teacher meetings and planning meetings. (Opens on Paula Kluth website)
In this video of a conference presentation, Ric Thompson talks about community development tools to explore the community and support connections. Ric is the Coordinator of a small community building agency, Inclusion Works, in Townsville, QLD. (Opens in YouTube)