Creating Inclusive
Schools & Communities

We promote knowledge, attitudes, policies and practices that facilitate inclusive education so all children, young people and adults, including those with disabilities, have equal opportunities to learn, belong, and flourish in their local, regular, educational setting. Read more »

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What We Do

We recognise that disabled people are often denied the right to participate in education alongside other people of their age. We aim to change attitudes and practise by:

  • Providing Information
  • Trainings & Workshops
  • Networking
  • Research
  • Advocacy

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Show your support for the rights of all people to participate fully in their local school or educational setting by joining IEAG and get these benefits:

  • Be part of the collective voice that makes a difference on inclusive education.
  • Access to information.
  • Networking groups and discussion forums.
  • Receive the Action Group Update email newsletter.

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Response to NZ Herald Article "My Autistic Child is Not a Monster"

21 June 2016

With reference to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education in recent days regarding a 9 year old child with Autism in Nelson being pressured to attend a Residential Special School 300kms away in Christchurch. The Ministry of Education has described efforts to include this child in various schools in Nelson as ‘exhaustive’. It is IEAG’s view that this description is misleading and that it highlights the need for larger structural and systemic change within the Ministry and within schools more generally. As a lobby group and source of support for many parents, IEAG is only too aware that the case in Nelson is not an isolated incident. So many of the 1% of students categorised as having ‘high needs’, as well as those students due to funding restrictions are unable to qualify as having ‘high needs’, experience similar issues indicating that there is something seriously wrong with the system. Read More »

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