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Parents’ News

We have been talking for some time about producing a collection of stories entitled ‘Family Action for Inclusion’. We have now decided to make the stories available on the web site and to work on a more practical handbook for parents’ organisations, using some of the material we have gathered so far. We hope this will have a longer shelf-life.

Meanwhile here are two inspiring publications compiled by Pippa Murray & Jill Penman. Although set in the context of the UK, they are simply written and accessible to a wider audience. Many of the stories describe experiences of inclusion in, and exclusion, from education

Telling Our Own Stories:

Reflections on Family Life in a Disabling World (2000) £8 (plus £1.50 p&p)

Let Our Children Be…

a collection of stories (1996) £5 (£1 p&p)

Parents With Attitude,

PO Box 1727, Sheffield S11 8WS.

‘Including all children’ is a new video from Parents for Inclusion (PI), also based in the UK context, but with a wider appeal. This focuses on educational inclusion and the role of parents’ organisations. The video is 17 minutes long and costs: £5 for parents, £10 for others (plus £1 p&p) PI, Unit 2, 70 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1RL. Tel: +44 (0)20 7735 7735. Email: Web:

New on EENET’s website: “Innovations in developing countries for people with disabilities” (1995) Brian O’Toole & Roy McConkey (eds) – with several chapters about parents’ issues.

We are grateful to the Atlas Alliance-Norway, Save the Children-Sweden and Save the Children-UK for their financial support of EENET. We would also like to acknowledge the Institute of Educational Innovation, Lisbon, for their translation and publication of the newsletter in Portuguese.