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  • Sterilisation of Children

    This paper draws attention to the lack of uniformity and inconsistencies existing between various state laws and the commonwealth law governing the sterilisation of children in Australia. A summary of the recommendations in the Family Law Council's report on sterilisation of children is given.

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  • Developing Accessible Services for Children of Non-English Speaking background with a disability

    Susan Fitch outlines issues for parents of non-English speaking background who have a child with a disability and identifies the barriers to their accessing services.

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  • Building an Ecology of Support: A case study of one young woman with severe problem behaviours living in the community

    This case study describes 30 months in the life of Emma, a young woman with a history of severe problem behaviours, who moved from a large public institution into the community. While still experiencing times of major regression, her general behaviour and improved.

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  • Peer Education: the child to child approach

    This article encourages the use of peers in the inclusive classroom as a way of teachers providing additional help with academic work to individual pupils and/or developing social relationships and gaining practical support for a child with a disability.

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  • Innovation in the Way People with Disabilities can be Supported to Live and Participate in Community Life

    When Kerrie Chernets, a young woman with a disability, wanted to move out of her family home, her options were limited and didn't offer what she was seeking.

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  • What makes Participation successful?

    Consumer participation is the right of people with disabilities who use services to play an active and powerful role in service management and development. This article outlines nine essential elements of effective consumer participation in service provision. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Dads feel left out

    This article outlines the reasons why fathers of children with disability often feel devalued in their dealings with services providers. Suggestions are given for encouraging fathers to be involved. Keywords: Families, Professionals

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  • Treasures: A Celebration of Inclusion

    "Treasures" is a moving photographic essay, accompanied by quotations, of children participating in inclusive schooling. In her introduction to the book, Marsha Forest reflects on her visit to schools in New Hampshire and on meeting those whose lives, one way or another, have been touched by inclusion.

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  • Families and Cultural Diversity

    The Australian population is drawn from over 100 different cultures. This book, while not specifically mentioning disability, provides a basis for understanding the diversity of families and family life in Australia. Key groups examined are: Aboriginal, Anglo-Celtic, Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Latin American, Lebanese and Vietnamese.

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  • The Origin and Nature of our Institutional Models

    This monograph is very old (1968), but still very relevant. It's relevant because despite continued 'scandals' in the media, despite reports like the Richmond Report, despite the work of advocacy organisations, institutions and institutional thought still continue to operate.

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