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  • Mother matters: a fresh look at prenatal genetic testing

    In this paper, Lippman takes a woman-centred approach to examine some of the issues around prenatal testing, questioning the themes of 'reassurance' and 'choice', as well as considering the concept of 'risk' and the message that prenatal testing sends about disability.

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  • Social Role Valorisation and Special Education

    Basing his arguments on Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory, John Hall argues that the medical model is an inappropriate response to the education needs of children with disability and leads to segregation and its consequent life-wasting practices.

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  • Looking for Quality Support

    Tanya Barton highlights some of the issues that she has encountered since making a decision to live in a home of her own, leading a lifestyle of her choice.

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  • "I wish it had happened years ago"

    When Sutherland hospital (an institution in the UK) closed, many families were fearful for their family member. However, they have now discovered that their relatives, despite having high support needs, have really benefitted from the move to the community. All families are now enthusiastic about the move.

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  • Universal design: realism or idealism?

    The notion of 'barrier-free' design has been around since the 1970's; however, physical environment is still far from being fully accessible. In this article, Clark discusses the options for achieving an environment that is accessible to all.

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  • President's Message

    In his editorial, John Moxon underlines the fact that one of the biggest problems facing people with disabilities is the attitude of others.

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  • Wheelchair Village

    This short, satirical article, adapted from an article written in 1975, asks us to imagine what it would be like to be an able-bodied person living in a town inhabited and run by physically impaired people who all use wheelchairs.

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  • Circles of Support - A concept for building into community

    This one-page description outlines the structure, purpose and benefit of a circle of support (consisting of a group of people committed to that person) being formed around a person with a disability. Keywords: Self determination, Inclusion

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  • Inclusive Recreation: A Parents' Guide to Quality

    The authors offer suggestions as to what parents should look for when seeking community recreation programs that will genuinely include their child.

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  • It's Summer Time! Let's go to camp!

    Cynthia Burkhour is a parent whose daughter attends a typical summer camp. In this article she suggests ways of finding a camp that will welcome a child with disability.

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