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  • How To Call the Shots

    While targeted at people involved at Citizen Advocacy, this short article offers sound advice to people wishing to use the media to raise issues around disability. It warns that making use of free media coverage can result in a loss of control over the final product, which may result in...

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  • Parents of Non-English Speaking Background

    This excerpt from the report: "Families with Young Children with Disabilities and High Support Needs", provides an overview of current Australian research addressing issues by families from a non-English speaking background (NESB), who have a child with a disability. Several current themes are identified in the research.

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  • Intentional Communities: Interesting Social Experiments or Ghettos?

    In this article, the author is not talking about intentional communities of people with a disability coming together, but rather mixed communities forming around shared interests. He argues that such communities foster interdependence and for individuals who have a disability. This means less reliance on paid support.

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  • Reconstructing the Self: Photography, Education and Disability

    Photography, like language, provides a powerful means of defining individuals and social groups. This paper examines the potential of photographic work as a means of exploring and reconstructing understandings of disability in an educational context. It is argued that photographic work produced by students with physical and sensory disabilities during...

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  • Encourage Friendships for Children with Disabilities

    This article contains suggestions for encouraging friendships for children with disabilities. For younger children, this includes being open to friendship development and the child's choices, teaching the child to interact with his peers in play, educating peers and using play materials in activities that encourage interaction.

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  • The Inclusion Debate: What the Research Says

    This article examines three misconceptions that are evident in the debate on the education of students with disabilities. In doing so the author presents research findings that have documented the beneficial effect of education in regular classes, even for students with severe disabilities.

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  • An Introduction to Intellectual Disability in Australia

    This is a comprehensive and clearly set out introduction to intellectual disability which shows how lack of knowledge and segregation of people with an intellectual disability have shaped many negative community attitudes towards people with an intellectual disability.

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  • Creating Schools for all our Students - What 12 Schools have to say

    This book focuses on information generated at a national Inclusive Schools Working Forum held in 1994. The book covers a range of issues, problems and solutions concerning inclusive education. It addresses questions such as: "How can the school principal, classroom teachers and other staff go about planning and implementing inclusive...

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  • Advocacy

    This is an inservice training manual for residential care workers which gives an overview of advocacy and the origins of the advocacy movement. It explains the different types of advocacy and gives examples of how staff can work in the best interests of, and facilitate advocacy by, the individuals they support.

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  • Positive Behavior Support

    In this booklet we are introduced to 'JT' before and after behavioural supports were introduced into his life. His move from a highly restricted environment to one that reflects the typical routines of other young adults has been achieved with the support of an Action Group who had a common...

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