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1 Fleming Fulton LILAC Project Present by Chris Meneilly & Eddie McGlinchey

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3 Definitions of Disability

4 The Early Days

5 Perceptions & Misconceptions Most of us aren’t that smart We shouldn’t be let outside alone We’re not proper athletes We don’t know how to party We don’t drink We don’t smoke We’re not sex crazed maniacs We’re expensive We need loads of help Our lives all full of hardship We need money... Yeah, we’re out of drink!

6 Gender & Sexuality Boys Characteristics of masculinity include strength, activeness, speed, endurance, and courage. Disabled male must re- define these characteristics Still faces many issues regarding gender identity and sexuality Can’t get it up Characteristics of masculinity include strength, activeness, speed, endurance, and courage. Disabled male must re- define these characteristics Still faces many issues regarding gender identity and sexuality Can’t get it up Girls Face usual stereotypes of femininity plus those of a disabled person Cultural view of women being fragile and weaker than males heightened by disability Unsuitable mother and housewife Crap sex Face usual stereotypes of femininity plus those of a disabled person Cultural view of women being fragile and weaker than males heightened by disability Unsuitable mother and housewife Crap sex

7 Imagine You have a disability – How would your life be different? – How well, academically would you have progressed? – Would you have the same friends? – The same boyfriend/girlfriend? – Would you’re family cope?

8 The Good – The Bad The Good Life is easy with the right stuff Free Admission Concessions Free Car Parking The Bad Seen as different Can’t do things as easily Awkwardness with access Walking Dancing Real Inclusion

9 SPECIAL SCHOOL More support regarding the pupils disability. More involved in the school community A tailored learning environment Peer Support MAINSTREAM Locality and Social Life More choice in terms of education More freedom Outside Support OR NOT???

10 What would I do differently?

11 The Early Days

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13 Aim Supporting Inclusion in Education To advise and support young people with a physical disability and associated learning difficulty in the school of their choice

14 Setting up-Inspiration Links with other schools/we were doing it! SENDO J Hunter the ‘Enhanced Role of the Special School Europe Research Funding

15 How ? Grant from the Big Lottery-4 year project Multi-disciplinary team approach Referrals from schools, pupils, parents education boards & other professionals Agreed protocols for advising and supporting the client including a quick response and support which aims at not being time limited Monitoring & Evaluating

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21 Other Events Classroom Assistant Focus Group Resource & Equipment Loan Bank School open day Youth Conference on Transition Arts festival-Art-Film Education Committee Sea Pictures

22 The future..? Statutory funding D.E. Other funding eg. trusts Big Lottery Within existing resources Partnership with other schools

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