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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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  • 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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