Student Voice and Disability Inclusion

Student Voice not only gives students the opportunity to communicate their ideas and opinions, but gives them the power to influence change.

Student Voice not only gives students the opportunity to communicate their ideas and opinions, but gives them the power to influence change (for more information about the implementation of student voice in schools, see Amplify).

Authentic student voice provides opportunities for students to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn, and is an important part of Disability Inclusion and the Disability Inclusion Profile.

Below are some resources for students taking part in a Disability Inclusion Profile meeting, and can also be used by families, carers, and schools to encourage student voice during these meetings.

Easy English resources about student voice and Disability Inclusion

This Easy English resource is about the Disability Inclusion Profile

Disability Inclusion Profile – Help us get to know you
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This Easy English resource is about the Disability Inclusion Profile meeting

Disability Inclusion Profile meeting – We want to meet you
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This Easy English resource includes questions for students to prepare for their Disability Inclusion profile meeting

Disability Inclusion Profile – Questions for students
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Student Voice and Disability Inclusion

Student Voice not only gives students the opportunity to communicate their ideas and opinions, but gives them the power to influence change (for more information about the implementation of student voice in schools, see Amplify).

Authentic student voice provides opportunities for students to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn, and is an important part of Disability Inclusion and the Disability Inclusion Profile.

Below are some resources for students taking part in a Disability Inclusion Profile meeting, and can also be used by families, carers, and schools to encourage student voice during these meetings.

‘By Students, For Students’ - Disability Inclusion Student Voice resources

These resources have been co-designed by disabled young people and the Youth Disability Advocacy Service.

The Disability Inclusion Profile Information Guide is a booklet to help students prepare and participate in their Disability Inclusion Profile meeting.

Disability Inclusion Profile Information Guide
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Disability Inclusion Profile Information Guide (accessible)
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Disability Inclusion Profile Information Guide (print)
PDF 1.79 MB
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The Communication Cards can be used by students in their Disability Inclusion Profile meeting, and other Student Support Group meetings.

Communication Cards
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Communication cards (1x1)
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Communication cards (A4)
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Inclusive Student Voice Toolkit

The Inclusive Student Voice Toolkit provides accessible and multi-modal tools to support the voice, agency, and leadership of students with disability. The toolkit has been developed primarily for school staff in preparation for the Disability Inclusion Profile. It can also be used by parents and to support any purpose related to inclusive student voice.

The tools are designed to suit a range of accessibility needs and are non-literacy based.

Social scripts

Social scripts, developed with Amaze, explain the Disability Inclusion Profile meeting in Easy English and photos for primary and secondary school students.

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