Inclusion and Advocacy Course

Inclusion Training for Educators New Online Course LogoNew Online Course: Inclusion and Advocacy

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Our new, online, self-paced disability inclusion course is now available on the new KIT Academy Store.


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If you want to welcome students of all abilities, create inclusive learning environments and affect change in your school or community, this course is for you.

Kids Included Together (KIT), the leader in disability inclusion training has partnered with Colours of Grey Matters in Australia to provide online professional development for classroom teachers around the globe.

Benefits Include

  • Earn 1.0 IACET accredited CEUs (for entire course)
  • Best-in-class disability inclusion training
  • Online convenience allows you to learn anywhere, anytime at your own pace
  • Resources and tools to create inclusive classroom environments

More About This Self-Guided Course 

  • Four (4) individual sessions – purchase a single session, some, or all four at a discount
    • Session One: Perspectives on Inclusion
    • Session Two: Inclusive Practices
    • Session Three: Advocacy
    • Session Four: Teacher’s Role
  • Sessions are $20 each or $75 for the entire course (all four sessions)
  • This course is completely self-paced; you have one year after purchase to complete the requirements

Description and Learning Objectives

The Inclusion and Advocacy course is designed primarily for classroom teachers who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of inclusive practices in their schools. Session One: Perspectives on Inclusion presents reading materials and a short webinar discussing various educational perspectives on inclusive classrooms. Session Two: Inclusive Practices asks the learner to consider the benefits of inclusion and how to improve their own inclusive practices in the classroom. Session Three: Advocacy is designed to help the learner implement strategies for inclusion in various educational settings and consider how they might affect change in their own school and community. Session Four: Teacher’s Role focuses on the classroom teacher and their role in creating an inclusive environment as well as the learner’s own educational philosophy as it relates to inclusion.

Learning Objectives:

1. Develop your definition of inclusion in an educational setting based on source material.
2. Accurately define the difference between segregation and inclusion in the classroom.
3. Correctly identify the benefits of inclusion in the classroom.
4. Accurately define at least two inclusive best practices in educational settings and apply them to suggested scenarios.
5. Correctly identify current national/state or local school district policies that affect inclusion in the classroom.
6. Develop strategies for inclusion in a variety of educational settings.
7. Accurately describe the role of the teacher in an inclusive environment.
8. Reflect on your own educational philosophy as it relates to inclusion by connecting your experience to the presented content.


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KIT is accredited by the international association for continuing education and training.

Instructor Bio

Emma Donaldson wearing a blue blouse and holding a cup of coffee.Emma L. Donaldson B.ED(Hon); Exec MBA; GradCert Education Research; PhD(Cand)

Emma is a proud contributor and facilitator of this course. She has a background in special needs in primary, secondary and tertiary education. Now a full time academic in teacher education, Emma focuses her expertise on autism, mental health and inclusion using a co-design methodology.

Emma has previous experience with early intervention, community inclusion projects, disability sector and policy development in Australia, and abroad. As the Director of Colours Of Grey Matters, Emma is thrilled to see this course brought to life to create platforms for educators to be the change in their own community for authentic inclusion. Running her own inclusion consultancy projects in the Caribbean and US, Emma works with a broadened global view of disability and mental health community needs, bringing this experience to the facilitation of this course.

In 2015, Emma co-created and co-designed the successful and world first autism MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The altruistic course was designed to increase community knowledge and understanding about the condition which resulted in 17,000 participants engaged across 82 countries. Emma is now working at an international university co-designing masters’ courses with experience in autism and mental health.

Emma was named a Victoria State Finalists in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards for her work in the disability sector, awarded the CEDA Leadership award during her business study and has presented a TEDx talk at Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands.

Emma has experience with mental health as a young care-giver in rural Victoria.


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