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Classroom Integration Workshop Toolkit

The Family Advisory Committee at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has created a workshop for teachers, and teacher candidates, to explore the topic of creating inclusive activities in elementary school. Through real stories and an experiential learning activity, we hope to show that small changes can make a big difference to the experiences of children with various types of special needs (including physical, communication, intellectual and/or behavioural exceptionalities), in the school system.

The workshop has been successfully delivered in both public and private schools, and as part of a teacher training course. We also offer our resources in an online format (see below), so that you will now how the opportunity to deliver this workshop. Whether you use our materials as an additional resource for teachers, or you deliver our prepared integration workshop, we hope that you find these materials useful for creating an inclusive environment in your school.

If you are interested in having members of our Family Advisory Committee deliver this workshop in your school, or would like further support in using our materials, please feel free to contact us at: facchair@hollandbloorview.ca

This Classroom Integration Workshop Toolkit includes resources and materials for delivering our integration workshop, as well as for creating an inclusive environment in your school. By providing the following information, you will help us better understand where this toolkit is being used.

Please note the PDF documents and videos are available for free download by clicking on the links below.

Workshop Materials

Facilitator guide
This guide accompanies the workshop presentation.

Workshop slides
Workshop presentation "The parent perspective: Inclusion and acceptance in the classroom."

Handout for participants
Includes activity planner, general strategies to support inclusion, and resources and ideas.

Workshop evaluation
Evaluation sheet that you can use to collect feedback on the workshop.

Scenarios

Scenario - Lenny
Read the profile and scenario with your group and use the planning guide to adapt the activity.

Scenario - Sara
Read the profile and scenario with your group and use the planning guide to adapt the activity.

Scenario - Mark
Read the profile and scenario with your group and use the planning guide to adapt the activity.

Scenario - Adaptation ideas
Generates ideas for each of the scenarios (Lenny, Sara, Mark).

Video Stories

Video - Jan's story (42mb)
Watch video of Jan Magee, Holland Bloorview Family Leader. If you'd like to download the video, please right click and "save link as."

Video - Becky's story (41mb)
Watch video of Becky Quinlin, Holland Bloorview Family Leader. If you'd like to download the video, please right click and "save link as."

Other Resources

Workshop Description
The Family Advisory Committee at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has created a workshop for teachers, and teacher candidates, to explore the topic of creating inclusive activities in elementary school.

Tips for Teachers
Tips on how to plan in advance, problem solve, and collaborate. This sheet also includes helpful additional resources.


About Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Holland Bloorview is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital focused on improving the lives of kids with disabilities. Holland Bloorview is a global leader in applied research, teaching and learning, and client and family centred care. Our vision is to create a world of possibilities for kids with disability.

About the Holland Bloorview Family Advisory Committee

The FAC is a devoted group of parents and youth that represents children and families who receive services at Holland Bloorview. We work with staff to promote family centred care: putting children and families first.