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  • Limits on care: Prenatal care

    This article raises issues around doctors' generally clinical approach to prenatal care which often does not include support, factual information or information on alternative options for prospective parents who know their child will be born with a disability.

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  • A rose by any other name: Would it smell as sweet?

    This brief article acknowledges the recognition that, when speaking of individuals with disabilities, it is important to acknowledge their personhood first and their disability second. This article seeks to take a closer look at linguistic bias towards people with disabilities especially in relation to students and the current emphasis on...

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  • Parental stresses and integration

    The Canadian author, Sarah Gray, is a mother of a child who has a disability. Gray recently attended an inservice for school staff to present a talk on the stresses parents face when fighting for inclusive schooling ("integration" here means "inclusive").

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  • Using a social guide to improve social relationships of people with severe disabilities

    The paper describes a program, used by three women living in a community based apartment, to develop social relationships within the community. With staff helping them use a set of "community network strategies", the tenants increased the size of their social networks and engaged in more frequent community based activities.

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  • The place of family in social policy

    The author examines the place of family in social policy in the past and proposes a new role in the future, in light of the fact that economic policies are under scrutiny in the aftermath of the decade of greed.

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  • Interpersonal skills for effective collaboration

    This is a very brief article but it manages to cover in some detail the skills required by a group of people to work together collaboratively in a team and the necessity of having these skills to be effective as a team. Keyword: Community development

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  • Reproductive Technology: A Rights Issue

    The author includes in her definition of New Reproductive Technology: abortion, contraception, amniocentesis, genetic screening, cloning, in vitro fertilisation, alternative insemination, sperm banks and storage of frozen sperm, genetic engineering, artificial wombs and techniques for determining the sex of the fetus.

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  • Parents with intellectual disabilities: Facts, fallacies and professional responsibilities

    Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Sydney examines research on parenthood for people who have disabilities to clarify the facts and fallacies of commonly held opinions. Even among people who may wish to encourage community participation by people who have disabilities to the fullest extent,...

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  • Controversy over facilitated communication: Severe communication impairment

    Doug Biklen, Director of the Facilitated Communication Institute at Syracuse University, USA, explains facilitated communication, an alternative to speech for many people who do not speak or whose speech is highly limited. He discusses, in 2 articles, the complications which may arise and why, including the fact that it is...

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  • Dreaming cities to life

    David Engwicht , author of Towards and Eco-City , argues that the tragedy of many western cities is that they have become segregated, regimented mono-cultural cities. "Such a mono-cultural existence which segregates the elderly...(the) disabled ... impoverishes all those in the city".

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