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This is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to “dip in” and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.

Inclusion (Social)
Inclusion (Social)
ElizabethMason-Whitehead
Definition

Inclusion can be described as society's gold standard on how people with learning disabilities should feel in the community where they live, and social inclusion is the guiding light which all those who work with people with learning disabilities ought to follow. If we think for a moment of a life where we may be excluded, it represents a depressing and meaningless existence. By contrast, living a life where we are included, wanted, and valued can give us the confidence to face each day with purpose and meaning. Defining what inclusion means for people with learning disabilities can be most adequately articulated by considering the effects of exclusion. The following factors defining social exclusion have been identified by Room (2001) and discussed ...

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