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  • Equity and Advocacy Expectations of Culturally Diverse Families' Participation in Special Education

    Set in the context of the equity and advocacy expectations of the US Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this article focuses on families from culturally diverse backgrounds. The article identifies barriers to such families working collaboratively with education professionals. This situation inevitably impacts upon the child with the disability.

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  • Care of Infants and Young Children with Disabilities Worldwide

    Latest research basically confirms what parents and professionals in the field of early childhood care and development have known and been practicing for many years. Kolucki outlines these findings and stresses that priority should be given to early childhood care and development that includes infants and young children with disabilities.

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  • The Gift

    Jim Collins lives, isolated and neglected, in a nursing home. This article looks at the ways a citizen advocate could make a difference in Jim Collins' life and at the process of recruiting of a citizen advocate for Jim.

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  • The Client Role: a help or a hindrance?

    This Australian research study focuses on the role of 'client' as an analytical tool to understand the dynamics of some of the counter-productive aspects of human services. It describes the life of a man with intellectual disability and vision impairment and the impact on his life of his being cast...

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  • Inclusion and Classroom Membership in Early Childhood

    Using qualitative methods, this study examined classroom membership in an early childhood setting which included a young boy with multiple disabilities. Because of the fundamental role that early peer encounters play in a young child's life, the study was undertaken in an effort to learn more about inclusion or belonging...

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  • A Salute to Fathers

    In this article Dick Sobsey salutes fathers

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  • Anatomy of Commitment: An In Vivo Study

    This is a self-evaluation of a small, innovative supported living agency which is successfully meeting the individual needs of people with developmental disability while retaining committed staff. Key factors are shown to be shared values, good leadership and positive staff values and behaviours.

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  • Handling Small Talk at Work: challenges for workers with intellectual disabilities

    While a worker with intellectual disability may be perform his job well, social interaction in the workplace is often a challenge, sometimes to the extent of jeopardising a job. This research focuses on 'small talk' in the workplace, and identifies aspects of small talk which may provide difficulties for workers...

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  • Everyone knows...

    Parent Jane Baker reflects on the significant changes over the past twenty years which have impacted positively on the way people with Down Syndrome live their life. These changes have not come about automatically, but have come about because of a concerted effort by parents to ensure that their children...

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  • Inclusion is... [Inclusion is not...]

    This list identifies what inclusive education means ... and what it doesn't mean! For example, inclusion is

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