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  • Integration - A New South Wales perspective

    This paper was presented at the National Conference of regional Directors in 1987 and explains the NSW Government Education Policy for children with disabilities. The policy allows for children's enrolments to be turned down by their local school if funding or resources are thought not to be sufficiently available to...

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  • Training staff to integrate educational and therapeutic approaches for the client with developmental and psychiatric disabilities

    This article argues that people who have a mental illness in addition to a developmental disability are usually served in programs which were not designed to meet the needs of individuals with psychiatric disability. It recommends that mental health consultants are used to provide community staff with the necessary education...

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  • Media Empowerment

    Our attitudes, about ourselves and others, are shaped by our experiences, and are influenced by what we see and read in the media. This article discusses bringing the disability movement to the media so that they can responsibly replace images of stigma, fear and prejudice with new awareness and accurate information.

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  • Sterilisation

    This short article argues that too frequently sexuality is construed as being inexorably tied to child-bearing and that performing sterilisation procedures will decrease sexual vulnerability or activity. It recommends that parents and professionals form a partnership and work together to sustain a commitment to ensuring the right to human dignity...

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  • QPPD Conference Report: Access '93 Inclusion in life

    The convenor of the Queensland Parents of People with a Disability Conference in 1993 on "Inclusion in Life" provides an overview of the conference which was attended by Dr Marsha Forest and Mr Jack Pearpoint from USA (who ran workshops on Circles of Friends, a concept they developed in the States).

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  • Community treatment orders, community counselling orders and modecate police

    This paper describes Community Treatment and Counselling Orders (CTO's) and objections by mental health nurses to enforcing 'treatment' without the client's consent and subsequently taking away civil liberties on the grounds that the client may become a danger to themselves or others.

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  • Social unit identification

    This paper is the description of the 'Social Unit Identification Policy' adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. It is designed to recognise and ensure a continuity and stability of important relationships between people and staff who are being moved from institutions. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Quality of life of people with developmental disabilities

    Trevor Parmenter of the Unit for Rehabilitation Studies at Macquarie University fears that the term "quality of life", along with "normalisation" and "least restrictive alternative" to name just two others, has lost its essential meaning and become a superficial descriptive to suit professional and political purposes rather than helping people...

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  • Treat me as I am

    Helen Cox wrote this short paper explaining her disability which is acquired brain damage (ABD). She discusses her rehabilitation and how, in hindsight, she feels individuals should be instructed as though they will regain all their former abilities, but she also questions whether or not saving a life at any...

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  • Stop the reforms, Calvin wants to get off

    This article discusses the impact of integrated schooling on one young man. It highlights the possibility that education reform may lead to more segregation of pupils who have disabilities. The article argues that education should not be at the expense of 'care' and that people with disability are entitled to...

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