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  • Respite care services

    An information paper (one of a series) by the Department of Community Services and Health which clarifies and explains that class of services defined in the Disability Services Act as 'Respite Care Services'. It provides a description and explanation of the target group, key features and various approaches.

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  • Paper presented to parent workshop

    This paper was presented by Peter Mason to a Parent Workshop during the 1986 AGSOMD Conference in Sydney. Mason spent many years in institutional settings and is now living in his own flat.

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  • Co-operative housing

    The paper discusses the philosophy of inclusive co-operative housing, where every inclusive co-operative is an experiment in community - building. It explains basic guidelines such as the necessity of a high ratio of non disabled people to people with disabilities and the importance of building on capacities, not disabilities.

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  • Home is where the heart is

    This paper was written following the author's attendance at an Accommodation seminar by Michael Kendrick, the Director of the Institute for Leadership and Community Development, Massachusetts.

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  • On being returned to the community: Imposed ideology versus quality of life

    The central argument of this paper is that more attention must be paid to providing accommodation options with a concern for each individual's quality of life. It takes the closure of St. Nicholas Hospital in Melbourne as an example.

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  • Quality Criteria - Accommodation

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended this workshop by Michael Kendrick, the Director of the Institute for Leadership and Community Development, Massachusetts. It lists 21 'Quality Criteria' such as the meaning of a real home and overall design and model.

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  • Double jeopardy: Women with disabilities speak out about community and relationships

    This article looks at the double jeopardy of being a woman and having a disability, which presents a double challenge to such women who are at risk of being isolated and marginalised.

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  • The other body

    This article describes the experiences of a woman with a physical disability and how this affects her own identity and influences the way people perceive her. How people react towards her and attempt to mask their feelings is covered in detail.

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  • Disability and gender

    Dina Bowman is the senior researcher at Eco Systems in Victoria. Her paper focuses on women as mothers in UK, USA and Australia, who are unpaid carers of people with disabilities.

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  • Women with disabilities 'Feel Invisible' - Report

    This report presents the findings in brief of a study of women from non English speaking backgrounds who have disabilities. The researcher found that such women experienced sexism in the disability 'movement' and unawareness of disability issues in the women's 'movement'. Keyword: Women

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