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  • From Dreams to Reality

    Being clear about a vision for a good life for someone, involves being clear about what is wanted, and just as importantly, what is not wanted, in their life now and in the future. It is often simply a case of naming the ordinary but essential elements of life such...

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  • Choreographing the Future

    This paper follows Choreographing Life, an earlier paper on how authority and responsibility can be delegated and shared in right relationship in the lives of people with a disability when they use services that support daily life. In the first paper, families identified elements of life that needed to be maintained as the...

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  • A place to call home

    Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process to engage in. If we acknowledge, however, that the future really does begin today rather than at some distant time in the future, then we need to start planning now for the best possible...

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  • Advocacy and Future Planning

    Thinking about the future for our relatives with a disability can be a complex and sometimes difficult process. If we acknowledge, however, that the future really does begin today rather than at some distant time in the future, then we need to start planning now for the best possible life...

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  • Facilitating a Support Circle

    The concept of support circles is not a new one. Mutual support in one form or another has always existed, and continues to exist in communities. However, the creation of intentional support circles for people with disabilities has their origins in Canada from the early 1980's.

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  • Developing and Maintaining a Support Circle

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new Federal system for ensuring people with disability have the support they require to engage more fully in social and economic life.

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  • Be Careful What You Wish for ...”: Five Reasons to Be Concerned About the Assignment of Individual Paraprofessionals

    You have heard the saying “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.” It is a wise adage both school personnel and families might want to keep in mind when considering whether students with disabilities who are placed in general education classes should be provided with individual...

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  • Next Steps safegurading the future

    This presentation was given at Family Advocacy's 2012 The Odyssey Conference...celebrating achievements, progress and change. 

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  • Living life to the max – how do we put friendship on the menu?

    This presentation was given at Family Advocacy's 2012 The Odyssey Conference...celebrating achievements, progress and change. 

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  • Transformation: from getting a service to getting a life

    This presentation was given at Family Advocacy's 2012 The Odyssey Conference...celebrating achievements, progress and change.

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