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  • Independent Advocacy, Notes on a presentation by Michael Kendrick

    These notes were taken by an employee of Family Advocacy who attended a presentation by Michael Kendrick, a leader in community development and social change strategies from North America. They detail why Independent Advocacy is needed (e. g.

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  • Rising Expectations: Relationships and children with disabilities in the regular school system

    This article discusses the obstacles to full participation in the classroom for students with disabilities now that inclusion is more common. The article suggests that inclusion is happening on a physical level but not on a mental/emotional level.

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  • The Gemini Project for Establishing a European Network for Promoting Parent Participation in School Management

    The Gemini Project is a proposal to establish a network of 'Parent Awareness Circles' in a number of European countries to facilitate the involvement of parents of children from minority groups - including those with disabilities - in school based decision making.

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  • Advocacy

    A checklist of nine tried and true strategies for parent advocates who wish to affect changes in the system for their son or daughter. While the article comes from a book relating to parents and schools, it is relevant for broader advocacy efforts. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Parent Advocacy: The Queensland Experience

    A paper presented in August 1986, at the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Group for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (AGSSOMD) by Jeremy Ward, a parent leader from Queensland.

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  • Relationships with Severely Disabled People: The Social Construction of Humanness

    A qualitative paper which looks at friendships between non disabled people and people who have disabilities. It is especially concerned with examining non disabled people who are in relationships with those labelled 'severely disabled', those who cannot talk and those whose humanness is often considered problematic.

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  • Putting all kids on the map

    The authors describe the process of facilitating inclusion by a process known as MAPS (McGill Action Planning System), a collaborative process that brings the key actors in a child's life together to create an action plan to be implemented in a regular classroom setting.

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  • Corporate Advocacy

    An information paper providing the definition of corporate advocacy and explains how a corporate advocacy group acts as a watchdog of the quantity and quality of services. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • An Evaluation of Queensland Advocacy Inc. Report of the External Team

    Michael Kendrick, Director of the Institute for Leadership and Community Development, Massachusetts, U. S. A. , led an external evaluation of Queensland Advocacy Inc. , a systems advocacy organisation. This report describes how the review was conducted and outlines its findings and recommendations.

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  • Our Rights

    This booklet reports on the outcomes of four workshops held for people with disabilities whose services had been reviewed. These outcomes are to be used as a basis for lobbying the government. The information in the booklet includes descriptions of advocacy and the support required for advocacy to happen.

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