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  • Two approaches to seeing people with disabilities

    This study tests the theory that attitudes towards people with disabilities can be divided into two types: attitudes at a societal level and attitudes at a personal level. The implications suggest that it would be fruitful to improve attitudes at a societal level through media campaigns.

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  • Living proof of what love can do: A father's story

    People and the media have often portrayed people who have disabilities as "dangerous" and say that they should not live in the community. This newspaper story tells how one family was affected by this.

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  • The Professional Problem

    In this paper, John McKnight (who was the founder of the Centre for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University, Illinois) argues that there are now signs that "client populations" are beginning to wonder whether they are really the problem or is the problem now really the "professional problem"?...

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  • Summary of "On Death and Dying" by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

    This article describes the five stages of adjustment which most terminally ill patients go through and which their families usually share. It suggests that at some stage all patients use denial - either for themselves or those around them- and at some time, they all need to face reality.

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  • The killing thought in the eugenic era and today: A commentary on Hollander's essay

    This paper was written as a response to "Euthanasia and Mental Retardation: Suggesting the Unthinkable" by Russell Hollander (File Number 10345) and should be read in conjunction with File numbers 10347 and 10348.

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  • A Balanced Multi-Component Advocacy/Protection Schema

    This is a very important document in the history of the advocacy movement, and one with continuing relevance, written by one of its key leaders. It challenges assumption and is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the essence of advocacy.

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  • Guardianship guidance: helping people who can't decide

    This news article looks at the pros and cons of the Guardianship Board. It explains why the Board was put in place and how it works. The article describes both success stories and where there are areas of concern. Keyword: Legal

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  • A small death in Cape Town,

    "The apartheid system was far more complicated than many realise. It was never simply black versus white. The concept of divide and rule, which kept the Boers in power so long, relied on creating hatred and jealousy between as many different groups as possible.

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  • Lesson in hope

    A very short newspaper article about a young woman preparing to enter Year 12 at a regular school. The article is extremely positive a takes a 'no big deal' approach to this young woman's inclusion. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Love is the answer

    This is a short piece written by a teacher about her developing relationship with a boy in her class who would have had several labels (including 'difficult', 'behavioural problems', 'the bad boy').

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