This research examines the role of disability organisations in working together with people with a disability, families and communities to foster inclusion. The research also investigates how disability organisations can enhance their function in facilitating inclusion.

Specifically, the project aims to:

  1. Provide clear definitions and examples of what is meant by terms associated with this work such as ‘community’, ‘participation’, and ‘inclusion’
  2. Identify the key factors, enablers and barriers (that occurred at an individual, family, community and organisational level) to connecting individualised and person centred work with inclusion
  3. Identify the changes or outcomes (that occurred at an individual, family, community and organisational level) as a result of a selected sample of this work
  4. Identify the key organisational tasks or ingredients needed to enhance this work.

This study is not concerned with answering why inclusion work should be fostered.  Rather, it is concerned with answering how it can be fostered, how it currently is fostered in practice and where there is evidence of good practice.

This project is funded by the Department of Human Services.

View the Inclusion – Making it happen research report

For more information, email research@scopeaust.org.au