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  • The community experience for a few Albertans who have left institutions

    This short article describes a small organisation in Alberta that focuses entirely upon connecting people with their communities. It believes positive stories must be told over and over so that people let go of their misgivings. The article includes the barriers people have faced as well as positive stories.

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  • Thinking about diversity

    This article publicises the first "Diversity Gathering '93", a way of gathering people with experiences and different perspectives, who have a common interest in building inclusive communities which value diversity. It describes why the gathering was thought of and how the planning has progressed.

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  • Empowering parents and people with Down Syndrome in the education system

    This article contains a positive account of a Sydney girl who has Down Syndrome and the ease with which she was able to enrol in local inclusive schools with the support of her family and school staff. Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion

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  • Christine's story

    This paper is written by the secretary of PATH (Penrith Association for the Handicapped), a parent of a daughter who has a disability.

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  • A grandparent's view

    A grandparent relates how she came to terms with the news that her grandchild, born in another country, has Down Syndrome. She advises other grandparents to obtain up-to-date written information and to talk to others who are familiar with Down Syndrome.

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  • Unexpected death of an infant sibling

    This report focuses on the responses of 35 brothers and sisters of babies who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Most of the children were obviously affected - the family unit and their role in it has changed, and their security was threatened.

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  • How to help after the death of a child

    This paper looks at how people react to the news of a baby dying around its time of birth by a woman whose son was stillborn and who now leads a support group for other parents.

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  • Family has love, security: Bias is still their biggest 'handicap'

    This brief newspaper article is about a Sydney couple who both have cerebral palsy and are the subjects of a poster about peoples' attitudes.

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  • Focus on California Research Institute (CRI)

    Presents the results of five years of research in to the placement of children with disabilities into regular schools. The findings are very strongly in support of the positive outcomes of integration.

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  • Racial hygiene, active euthanasia and Julius Hallervorden

    This article describes a euthanasia programme which took place in Germany in the 1930s. This article serves as a timely reminder of how easily such a situation can be put in place with the tacit agreement of quite ordinary people of seemingly moderate persuasion.

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