Other websites

19 Stories of Social Inclusion (Australia)

This website shares the many ways Australians with disabilities belong and contribute to their communities.


Dee's story

Dee Holmes talks about what its like to live in a new neighbourhood having left home. Her family and her housemates also talk about supporting Dee to live the life of her choosing.

YouTube link to Dee’s video “Can you believe it?”:


19 Stories of Social Inclusion (Ireland)

Nineteen men and women tell their inspiring stories of social inclusion where they live in Ireland.


La Trobe University

La Trobe University's Living with Disability Research Centre is a leader in social research into the lives of people with cognitive disability in Australia. 

Their website contains a number of free online resources on social inclusion and related topics. One course worth checking out is: "Social Inclusion - what does it mean for people with intellectual disabilities?"


National Federation of Voluntary Service Providers

This Federation has developed the ‘Next Steps’ community of practice which aims to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities are supported to live a life of their choosing. Their shared learning resources include some valuable presentations.



KARE’s mission statement includes promoting inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. KARE provides a range of services to  children and adults and their families in Counties Kildare, East Offaly and West Wicklow, Ireland.