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  • Individual Empowerment and Social Service Accountability

    Service brokerage has been identified as a mechanism to achieve the empowerment of individuals with disabilities. This book takes a look at the 'ideal' of service brokerage and argues that this model will only achieve its aim of individual empowerment if it is viewed as one part of a three...

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  • Changing Lives, Changing Communities

    This user-friendly booklet aims to explain the basics of social role valorisation (SRV) theory. Social role valorisation is aimed at helping people keep or find a valued social role. The booklet highlights the importance of understanding the problems facing devalued people in our society.

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  • In a Struggling Voice: The Selected Poems of Robert Williams.

    "Poetry has two fates in life. It can gather dust on the upper shelf of a dank closet. Or, it can be published, breathe fresh air into its lungs and begin to take on a life of its own. The schism and choice is always that sharp, always that clear.

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  • Questions of Rights: A guide to the law and rights of people with an intellectual disability.

    Questions of Rights' is a guide to the law and rights of people with an intellectual disability. The information contained in the book is presented in an accessible question and answer format. Case studies are included to show how other people have dealt with problems successfully.

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  • A Review of Transition from School to Community for Students with Disabilities in NSW, Australia

    Transition is a process of changing from one state, activity or place to another. This article recognises that transition is a process and not a program. It identifies the critical features in effective transition, including the need for Individual Transition Planning (ITP).

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  • To Reach for the Stars - How Social/Affective Education Can Foster Truly Inclusive Environments

    The article opens with an analysis of the term,"inclusion" and its related themes. There is a discussion on how inclusion calls for collaborative planning and program development in a school's infrastructure. The article also details a three part process for effective inclusion.

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  • What are the Outcomes for Nondisabled Students?

    This is a great article which looks at the outcomes of nondisabled students in schools. The article addresses some common concerns some parents may have which include: "Will inclusion reduce the academic progress of nondisabled children? Will nondisabled children lose teacher time and attention? Will nondisabled students learn undesirable behaviour...

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  • Seven Compelling Arguments for Creating Inclusive Communities

    This is a brochure promoting Inclusive Communities. It is designed to challenge community organisations and individuals to provide leadership in the inclusion of people with a disability into their community, particularly through promoting the seven arguments for community inclusion listed in the brochure.

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  • A Way with Words

    Language is critical in shaping and reflecting our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and concepts. The language customarily used to denote disabling conditions has been condemnatory, judgmental or couched in medical jargon. The book is designed to encourage people to think before they write or speak.

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  • Who Cares? Rhonda - A Citizen Advocate

    This is a very interesting article which examines a real relationship between Rhonda and Lynette. As an advocate, Rhonda is regularly doing something on behalf of Lynette on important issues such as health and safety. The realism of the article means the reader may be able to empathise with Rhonda...

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