Focus

At Include we try not to focus on ‘problems’. Historically, a failure to learn or a disability has been associated with a labeling process where people have been assessed, categorised and then treated in accordance with the label that has been determined.

Traditionally this has led to lowered expectations, a focus on management rather than development and growth, and a mass of “special” programs and techniques that have highlighted difference.

This is not to say that an impairment does not exist.

The focus of Include is to provide the teaching and support to ensure that people can be included even when they have very significant impairments.

However we believe that this can best be achieved by starting from the ordinary, valued and typical, looking for similarities rather than difference. Hence on this web site, you will find what you seek in the ordinary, typical and valued.