Search Results

  • 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

    Read More
  • 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...

    Read More
  • Treat me as I am

    Helen Cox wrote this short paper explaining her disability which is acquired brain damage (ABD).

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • New disability payments

    This is an information paper on the Disability Support Pension which in 1991 replaced the Invalid Pension, Sheltered Employment Allowance, Rehabilitation Allowance and Incentive Allowance. Keyword: Government

    Read More
  • Public Trustee and the management of funds

    In South Australia, a Public Trustee may be appointed administrator or manager of the financial affairs of a person found incapable of managing their own affairs. Other States and Territories have a similar arrangement in place.

    Read More
  • Behind the word - 'Equal'

    This brief article doesn't attach much importance to the use of empty service jargon, but it argues that "equal" is very different - though carelessly used, it stands for very important ideas. The article discusses our use and misuse of the notion of "equal". Keyword: Attitudes

    Read More
  • The BHP Programme Agreement

    The BHP Agreement is an agreement whereby BHP gave a commitment to Essential Personnel in the Illawarra that a number of positions within its workforce would be specifically available to people with disability.

    Read More
  • Thinking about crime, sacrifice and community

    John McKnight (the founder of the Centre for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University, Illinois) wrote this paper about rehabilitation during which he remembers a visit to a correctional centre where he was told that the only thing they were sure of was that ageing of a person...

    Read More
  • If he hits you, bullies you, or threatens you.....reach out

    This brochure, produced by the NSW Police Service, explains where people can obtain help if they are victims of violence. Keyword: Legal

    Read More

© 2015 - 2019 Family Advocacy. Site by Internetrix.