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  • The Experience of Handicap

    At the time of writing the author was a Senior Lecturer in Special Education at the University of Liverpool. It is written for professionals involved with people with disability and their families. The book draws extensively on the personal experiences of people with disability and emphasises their individuality and the...

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  • Integration of Students with Disabilities

    This book was developed by the Ministry of Education, The Federated Teachers' Union of Victoria, and the Victorian Secondary Teachers' Association to support schools to address social justice issues through a series of Professional Development Pilot Projects.

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  • Reflections on Growing Up Disabled

    A collection of first hand accounts of the experiences and perceptions of people with a disability, across all disabilities, and the barriers and attitudes encountered through all phases of their lives. There is a strong theme of self determination in the stories and advocacy for children to be educated with...

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  • Duty of Care. Whose Rights? A Guide for Staff working with People with Disabilities.,,,

    Today it is no longer acceptable for services to stifle choice and the individuality of people in their care. Instead services now have very clear responsibilities to operate in ways that are genuinely enabling and empowering.

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  • Under Blue Skies. The Social Construction of Intellectual Disability in Western Australia.,,

    A social history research project which attempts to document the lives of people with intellectual disability in Western Australia. The book also describes the institutional, social, political and professional history that has framed service policy and management in W.A. and set the direction for services.

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  • Head Injury. A Family Matter

    The central theme of this book is that the effects of an illness or disability reach beyond the individual to touch everyone in the family. The early chapters are first person accounts dealing with issues as they relate to the injured person, a parent, a spouse, a child and a sibling.

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  • Families of Handicapped Persons. Research, Programs, and Policy Issues.

    A collection of conference papers by professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds who have worked in the field of developmental disability. The focus of the conference was on families and addressed a wide range of issues relating to the coping strategies used by families of children with a disability.

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  • Respite Care: Support for People with Developmental Disability and their Families.

    This book was written at a time when the system of care for people with developmental disability was shifting from institutional care to community-based orientation and the value of people with disability remaining connected to their family.

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  • Parent Resource Manual

    This book aims to assist families of people with disabilities to work together effectively. It is based on the premise that parents want to work consistently to improve the quality of life for their family member, and that empowerment through parent groups will create a valuable resource in the community...

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  • Great Expectations: Ten Years On - A Parent perspective on inclusion,

    Ludmilla Regos' story of her son Michael is the story of a young man with Down Syndrome whose life has not been limited by low expectations. Michael is in a regular class at high school and uses facilitated communication.

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