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  • What's the difference?

    This book is designed to provide teachers and group leaders with ideas and activities aimed at teaching children positive attitudes towards people with disabilities. It also includes activities to address more general issues such as teasing.

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  • A Gift from Alex - The Art of Belonging

    Cheryl Nickels offers strategies for academic and social inclusion, drawing particularly upon the experiences of her son Alex, who has autism. Nickels says,

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  • Opening Doors & Sharing Worlds

    Sandra Kalms tells a story that captures some of the rewards of friendship motivated by a willingness to share lives. From seemingly small actions, surprising friendships can develop.

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  • Growing up in your own Community

    Bev Budden, co-ordinator in the Moving Ahead Program based in Atherton, Qld, describes the journey made by a young man from school pupil to young adult. She provides insights into the cultural sensitivities that are needed when working within an indigenous culture and community. Keywords: Cross Cultural, Transition,

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  • Advocacy for NSW: A critique of Government process and a way forward

    This critique examines the NSW Government's decision to place out to tender funding provided to existing information and advocacy services.

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  • The Importance of Language

    Jill Fowler speaks from the heart in this editorial, saying that there are some words that many people with disability just don't want to hear. Fowler particularly comments on

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  • Finding a way toward EVERYDAY LIVES: The Contribution of Person Centered Planning

    This is a clearly set-out introduction to person-centred planning. It includes both the foundations of, and different approaches to, person-centred planning. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • What We want from Residential Programs

    This article is based on two seminars for people with disability facilitated by John O'Brien and Connie Lyle. It covers in plain language how such programs can help/hurt people, common experiences, how to provide better support, and finally, what people with disability themselves want from residential programs.

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  • (Presentation to Community Summit on Disability Advocacy and Information Services)

    In this address, the Hon. Justice Marcus Einfeld stresses the value and importance of independent advocacy, saying that where there is no provision for independent social advocacy (or when it is discouraged), then those who are most vulnerable suffer the most.

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  • Why did Simon's Behaviour change?

    When Simon's mood and behaviour changed, medication for depression was prescribed. His concerned mother, however, felt there was a need to look into the matter further. The outcome shows the importance of looking for - and checking out - physical symptoms. Keyword: Health

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