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  • National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) Quality Assurance Consultations Report

    This report summarises the consultation submissions from advocacy agencies and its intent is to provide feedback to all key stakeholders. The report consists of two parts. Part 1 presents ARTD's proposal for the revised Quality Assurance framework and Part 2 presents a detailed summary of the consultation submissions.

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  • Social Inclusion in Australia - How Australia is faring

    From the introduction of the report. . . The Australian Social Inclusion Board was formed in May 2008 with a brief to advise Government, consult with the community, and report on solial inclusion in Australia.

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  • A Circle Check-Up

    Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is an organisation in the United States of America that supports people with disability to live in their own homes, have jobs and participate in valued activities in the community. The people that JNCS support count on

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  • Key Dimensions Of Quality In Individualised Lifestyles And Supports

    While it is common for services to be described as "person-centred", it can be difficult to evaluate if these claims are true. This article considers what is meant by the term "quality" in regards to individualised lifestyles and supports.

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  • Communities That Help People

    John McKnight describes how the life of a man with disability, Charlie, was transformed from one of isolation to one embedded in his community.

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  • Using Supports to Build Relationships

    This article explores the role of support workers in helping to facilitate relationships for the person they support. Without guidance, a well meaning support worker can limit the person they support to be an "activity doer" rather than supporting them to make connections and fulfil their potential.

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  • Social Role Valorisation Theory as a Resource to 'Person Centred Planning'

    This article will define what is commonly understood by the term, person centred planning, and identify some of the limitations in the current practice. It also considers what Social Role Valorisation (SRV) as a theory might offer to practitioners who are working in systems that have adopted

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  • Joyful Learning. Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

    This accessible resource for K-12 inclusive classrooms helps teachers create an environment for active and collaborative learning that encourages and supports all students, including those who may have marked differences in ability, need,language, culture, and/or learning profile.

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  • Making Relationships a Priority

    In this article Paula Kluth discusses the importance of relationships for students with disability and the potential role of the educator in creating conditions conducive to their development. The article outlines five ways that schools can encourage interactions, build community and facilitate relationships.

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  • Britain struggles with inclusive education

    In this article Jan Thurlow discusses the inclusive education debate in Britain. She notes that despite the argument that there are insufficient resources, money is still found to continue running special segregated schools. Thurlow questions the human cost of this segregation and gives as an example her daughter Clare.

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