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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • People with Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System

    "A young woman with an intellectual disability was sexually assaulted by a bus driver. She was able to give police a detailed and credible account of what took place yet she, and her parents, were told to 'go home and forget about it'. They didn't.

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  • A Life Worth Living

    As Fitzpatrick says, "Supported living is about complete lives". In this paper, Fitzpatrick outlines the principles of personalised supports to enable people with disabilities to live in, and participate in, the life of their community.

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  • Starting Up - from idea to reality!

    Sonia Bernardi provides a guide to creating the foundations for a strong steering committee of people who are committed to establishing a Citizen Advocacy program.

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  • Steps to writing a submission

    This article sets out what information is required when making a submission for funding. It also considers avenues for funding a Citizen Advocacy program. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Reaching for Linda's Dreams

    Linda is a young woman with autism whose challenging behaviour was increasingly distancing people from her. With the involvement of Linda's parents, key allies and Linda herself, a Personal Futures Planning meeting was held, with the idea of providing Linda the opportunity to take some control over her life.

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