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  • Circles of Support

    Circles of Support' illustrates the impact that friends and family can have on the lives people with disability. The DVD follows two adults, Dave and Rebecca, as they gather their friends and family together to create a 'circle of support' to help them achieve their hopes and dreams.

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  • Importance of Inclusive Education in redressing Social Disadvantage

    This article provides an overview of the inclusive education vs. segregation debate, and discusses the role education plays in creating inclusive communities. It references studies that demonstrate that inclusive education provides real advantages for students without disability.

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  • Beyond High School: College and More1

    Although this paper is written for a North American audience, it does contain some valuable concepts about attitude and expectations. Kathie Snow urges parents to 'dream big dreams' for their child with disability and to encourage their child to talk about what they want to do when they grow up.

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  • Beyond Expectations

    This DVD profiles 55 people with a range of disabilities who are succeeding in open employment. Today,it's more a question of what skills does the individual bring to the position. These are just some of their stories.

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  • Cluster Housing: What is the likely impact?

    In this paper, Dr Jackson analyses the cluster housing model. He examines the concept of cluster housing and whether it is likely to meet the needs of people with disability. He concludes that the negative characteristics outweigh the mitigating factors, and that the cluster housing model is likely to do...

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  • Clarity of Vision: A compass for the Journey

    This presentation was delivered by Wendy Stroeve at Family Advocacy's 2007 Odyssey Conference. 

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  • It's a numbers game: acquaintances, friends and intimacy. How we can introduce, encourage and enhance relationships.

    This presentation was delivered by Meg Sweeney at Family Advocacy's 2007 Odyssey Conference.

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  • One Day at a Time

    This is the story of how Ray Browning, a man with high support needs, moved out of the nursing home where he had lived for 14 years, to a place of his own. It took more than two years for Ray to go from planning his move to his first...

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  • Residential Supports for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    This article reviews the current and changing patterns of residential supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It defines and examines four major trends in those supports:1. decreasing use of larger institutions and increasing use of community housing; 2. decreasing size of community settings; 3.

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  • The Changing Paradigm - from control to freedom

    Supported living begins with the fundamental belief that every person has the right to lead their own life - determine how they live, with whom they live and who will provide help and support. In this article, Peter Kinsella characterises what supported living is, discusses the key factors for its...

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