Our Unified Schools program promotes meaningful inclusion by bringing students with and without intellectual disability/autism together, to create school communities that are accepting of all students.
- Unified Playing for All: a fully inclusive physical activity program that incorporates students with and without intellectual disability and/or autism playing and learning together. Schools select a Playing for All program and make it Unified by including students with and without intellectual disability and/or autism. Can be delivered by a teacher or a Special Olympics Australia arranged coach.
- Unified Classroom Lessons: a series of lessons and resources for Foundation to Year 12, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, designed to equip students with the tools to be inclusive leaders. The lessons focus on the General Capabilities, Ethical Understanding and Personal and Social Capability, and cover topics such as Emotional Awareness, Communication, Leadership, and Diversity. The lessons extend and complement the learning experienced by students when participating in the Unified Playing for All sessions.
- Suitable for Foundation to Year 12
- Combines all abilities physical activity and classroom lesson plans
- Unified Classroom Lessons delivered by school’s teacher/s
- Program length is 8-weeks
Coach accreditation requirements
- Community Coach delivered – Improving sport for people with intellectual disabilities
- Teacher Coach delivered – Improving sport for people with intellectual disabilities