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  • In Search of the Promised Land: The Collected Papers of Burton Blatt

    Burton Blatt devoted his life to highlighting the nature and conditions of human abuse. He was a teacher, scholar, author and, above all, a passionate advocate for people with intellectual disability.

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  • Refusing to count wheelchair medals is illogical, offensive and discriminatory

    With wheelchair racing being considered a demonstration sport at the Olympics, Overington challenges the discriminatory thinking that suggests that if you are a wheelchair athlete, then your sporting prowess doesn't deserve the same level of recognition as other Olympic competitors.

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  • Just Friends

    Just Friends' explores how friendships can be instrumental in leading individuals with intellectual disability out of social isolation and into meaningful involvement in the community. The video profiles three relationships to illustrate the mutual value to those involved.

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  • Two are better than one

    Many people with a disability have few, if any, relationships. In this article Kristan Baker looks at the importance of relationships and offers ideas that, if acted upon, are likely to provide an opportunity for relationships to develop. Keyword: Friendship,

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  • The Mixed-Reality of Community Life

    In this article Richard Warner shares some insights from his relationships and work with people with disability in the community. He also offers suggestions on how to support someone to link with their local community. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Ethical Leadership: when management isn't enough

    This article is an excerpt from a paper by Beverley Funnell. It is based on a conviction that competent human service management recognises a responsibility for leadership and for understanding ethical issues. Keyword: Ethics

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  • What Can We Expect from the Political Process?

    Jack Frisch identifies reasons why people with disability are ignored by politicians, and follows this up by outlining ways of encouraging politicians to take more notice of people with disability. These includes backing up words with action. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Essential Lifestyle Planning

    Elizabeth Bell is the sister of Paula, a woman with intellectual disability. In this article Elizabeth Bell talks with enthusiasm about her involvement in the Essential Lifestyle Planning process (ELP) which was facilitated by Debbie Rouget on Paula's behalf.

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  • Confronting the Distortions: Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome and Prenatal Testing

    This article explores some of the issues presented by prenatal testing which the DSAQ (Down Syndrome Association of Queensland) position statement (an Appendix to this article) seeks to address.

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  • Community Engagement

    John O'Brien believes self-determination and individual funding offer the opportunity to improve the lives of people with disability. For this to take place, people with disability and their families need to engage the community.

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