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  • Disability and legislation: The relationship between changing policy and changing practice

    This paper addresses the emergence of Australian government policy relating to intellectual disability and the resulting impact upon those who live with its consequence.

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  • Disability and discrimination

    Moira Rayner, Victorian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, discusses the issue of disability and discrimination and the law in Victoria. She looks at discrimination in education and employment, and instances of both direct and indirect discrimination. Keyword: Government

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  • Disability Services Bill 1993

    The detail of this legislation (Disability Services Bill 1993) includes all amendments as passed by both Houses of Parliament in this its second print. The final print is called The Disability Services Act, 1993 and commenced in April 1993. Keyword: Government

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  • Goals! Goals! Goals!

    The author clarifies the need for families with a member with a disability to set goals. She cautions against making the goals too vague or unattainable. This necessitates employing critical thinking skills. Keyword: Families

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  • The impact of disability on the family...Are existing support services enough?

    Fawcett describes the impact of disability on the family. She calls for an improvement in services for families which acknowledges the emotional upheaval involved for the whole family.

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  • Characteristics of Carers in Victoria

    This article identifies the trend towards care being given by family members to people with disabilities in the home and discusses the effects that this has on care givers. The report was compiled out of information obtained from care givers.

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  • Group action planning

    Anne and Rud Turnbull of the Beach Center on Families and Disability at the University of Kansas have a child with a disability. Their article includes a quote by Margaret Mead - "never doubt that a group of committed people can change the world.

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  • Family support coalition

    This article describes "family support" as a legitimate policy and explains the reasons for such a policy which include current practices of funding expensive but outmoded services and the need by families for more choice.

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  • Family empowerment

    This article leads off with a poem about two families called "Doubt" and "About", both of which have a child with a disability.

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  • Reflections on a support group

    This article is by a group of people who have supported many families to secure and maintain their children in neighbourhood schools.

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