Inclusion Now 51


Jess Cahill rounds up this edition

This has been a really interesting issue to put together. At the Global Disability Summit we met up with participants around the world and heard about the state of inclusion in their home countries, and there was also a fair bit of unrest amongst DPOs at the UK failing to put its own house in order whilst hosting the summit.

We usually try to include the voices of parents and young people themselves, but In this edition we’ve also got a “teacher’s voice” – the story of an FE college’s inclusiveness over time. We hope to continue this segment so let us know if you have something to say as an education professional! And as ever we’d love to hear from young Disabled people and parents. It’s great to hear in this issue the voice of a young man who has persevered with his parents’ support through an increasingly underresourced system and is now going to university.

I always find ALLFIE’s AGM really heartening, and this year was no exception, with supporters and members coming from all over the country. It was really useful to hear their views on how we should use Article 24 in our campaigning work.

We also have a couple of fascinating articles on inclusive practice – assessing “intelligence” and putting the Children and Families Act into practice. Also I do hope you will visit our website to read our new legal guide.

Jess Cahill

ALLFIE Communications Officer