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  • Meaningful leisure: Pursuing interests and exploring possibilities

    This presentation was delivered by Joel and Zoe Satherley at Family Advocacy's 2007 Odyssey Conference. Joel shares the importance of having a dream, a clear picture of what you want to happen and a strong belief that it will definitely happen, no matter what anyone else says.

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  • Education as a continuous state of being

    Education is often thought of as relating to school or post school formal education situations. The reality, however, is that from birth to death, human life is a never ending stream of learning experiences, most of which occur outside of formal learning structures.

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  • From School to Real Work: A Social Inclusion Initiative

    "They have a job just like their sisters and brothers. . . and they're valued. " This article provides a brief overview of the status of open employment participation and people with intellectual disability in Australia.

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  • One Person at a Time: A Collection of Conference Papers

    A collection of conference papers featuring Michael Kendrick - 'The Challenges of Authentically Getting What People Need on a Person by Person Basis' and Bob Jackson - 'Why Should Schools Include Children with Disabilities?' together with other articles on inclusion and vision, amongst others.

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  • Learning in an Inclusive Community

    "Inclusion is a gift we give ourselves: the gift of knowing that we are all members of the human race and that joy comes in building genuine relationships with a wide range of other people.

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  • Letting in the Light - Reflections on Leadership, Ethics and Human Services

    Challenging the age old role of the service system as meeting nothing more than the physical needs of a person with disability, this book speaks of the opportunities available both to communities and the establishment to enrich their lives and advocates how a valued social role can be built around...

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  • A New Vision

    When the timing of a major setback with their daughter's service provider coincided with the opportunity to take up a new option called Self Managed Community Participation, Helen knew she had to make it happen.

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  • Let's Get Working

    The transition from school to work can be a very difficult time for both the student and the family. Following an assessment during the last year of school, decisions have to be made around finding the right service that best suits an individual

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  • Taking Control

    In this article Sylvana shares her son's initial steps into post school life. As with most families, the self managed approach at first seemed to onerous to manage with family, work and other commitments. It was also perceived as an option available to only a select few.

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  • University Days

    In this paper, Miriam explains how dreaming 'big' applies not only to families - the Up the Hill Project is not just a dream, but a reality at a farsighted university in Adelaide that offers an exciting post school option.

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