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  • Families with Young Children with Disabilities and High Support Needs

    This is a comprehensive report which considers issues surrounding families with young children with disabilities and high support needs and the service system's response to these needs. It is clearly set out and is illustrated by case studies.

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  • Your Move

    "Your Move" is an initiative by Scottish Human Services aimed at supporting people to live the kind of life they choose. Thus, the article follows the story of Luke, a young man with cerebral palsy who was socially isolated. Luke undertook the process of person-centred planning.

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  • 1996 TASH Annual Conference - Excerpts from Opening Plenary Session Remarks of Beth Harry

    This article examines four cornerstones of American social philosophy. The four cornerstones are economic productivity, personal choice, equity and independence. Harry sees these cornerstones as alien to many families as all people do not operate the same value systems. This raises the question of how to respect other people even...

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  • 1996 TASH Keynote Luncheon Speaker

    Justin Dart would have been a very powerful speaker to listen to. This transcript of his speech sets out clearly defined guidelines of ways people can achieve self-determination, productivity and quality of life. Dart acknowledges that US public policy doesn't meet the needs of people with a disability.

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  • Everyone Belongs: School Inclusion and Social Relationships in Italy

    This article details four elements which have been found to be crucial to including all students in regular public education in Italy. Dr. Raffaels Tortora is quoted as saying: "Italy has become a laboratory for the rest of the world. Other nations send representatives to observe our schools".

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  • Pursuing Self Determination

    The move towards self determination has seen people with a disability, supported by family and friends, working with professionals to determine their own futures. It has seen people with a disability have control over how funding is spent, with reliance on community support systems rather than service delivery systems. The...

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  • An Episode of Innocence

    This article carries a strong message about the vulnerability of those with disabilities. In a clear case of discrimination, Christopher Derkacz, two years old and basically a healthy child, was denied intensive care because he had Down Syndrome. Christopher died.

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  • How One District Integrated Special and General Education

    Over the past ten years, the Winooski school district has worked towards inclusive education for all children in their community. This article outlines key steps undertaken, including redefinition of roles and teacher collaboration. The Winooski district's experience is particularly interesting because of the way that students have been involved in...

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  • The Struggle for a Real Life

    Peter Millier contrasts simply and movingly our understanding of what we understand when we think of a typical, ordinary 'real' life with the lifestyle that is commonly offered to a person with a disability. He goes on to outline reasons why this happens.

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  • Finding the Blind Spot

    This brief article challenges us to think before we act. We need to be careful that , having worked out what a person with a disability needs are, we don't put all our energies into submission writing, managing services and formulating policies.

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