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  • Confronting the naysayers

    In responding to parents who have chosen a segregated path for their children with disabilities, it is vital that families are always respectful, but they must keep the focus on inclusion.

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  • A Home of My Own

    The New Hampshire Home of My Own Project has enabled adults with developmental disabilities to move into, and actually own, their own home. In doing so, they have been able to have more control over their lives.

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  • Voices of Friendship

    In this moving video Jocelyn Curtin, a high school student with significant disabilities, is seen enjoying everyday activities with her friends. Her friends share their feelings about Jocelyn and the friendship each enjoys with her.

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  • A Credo for Support

    This video prompts viewers to question the common perceptions of disability, professionalism and support by offering a series of suggestions set to music. It can be used as a catalyst for discussion.  

     

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  • Blending Best Practices for Your Children: Inclusive Early Childhood Programs

    The authors suggest that Early Childhood special education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices guidelines and Multicultural education should be blended to support and nurture young children and their families in Inclusive Early Childhood programs.

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  • One Community's Efforts to Promote Child Care

    This article outlines the formation, development and work of the Early Childhood Inclusion Network in Onondaga County, New York. A key factor in the successful implementation of inclusive practice was identified as the need to build up trust and respect between childcare staff and special educators.

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  • Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments

    The major theme of this book is that 'disability' is caused by the way society is organised, i. e. disability is not so much a person's impairment as the way society accommodates that person's needs.

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  • Stand up and speak! Sit up and listen!

    This report is the result of a project implemented by IDRS aimed at identifying barriers to consumer participation in service management by people with intellectual disability. The project also looked at ways of facilitating meaningful participation.

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  • Ramps, Rhetorics & Resources

    Prue McCarthy is a university student with physical support needs. In this article she talks about her experiences studying and living on campus at an Australian university.

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  • Amicus Brief to the Community Services Appeals Tribunal

    (This paper was prepared by the Institute for Family Advocacy & Leadership Development for the Community Services Appeals Tribunal as an amicus brief in relation to the appeal of the decision of the Minister for Disability Services to adopt a transition plan.

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