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  • "You will only learn what you already know": Proceedings, Literacy and Inclusion Conference

    This booklet contains two keynote speeches by John McKnight and Judith Snow. The last 'chapter' is a summary of McKnight's speech. McKnight gives a broad overview of the differences between, and definitions of, 'communities' and 'service systems'. Snow illustrates these differences perfectly through her own personal story.

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  • A Community Profile: People with Intellectual Disabilities

    This booklet was produced by Waverley Municipal Council which believes local councils are in good position to assist community groups, service planners and service consumers in planning and developing effective community services.

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  • Carer's Handbook

    This small handbook has been put together so that carers of people with disabilities can get information about services and other forms of assistance available to them.

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  • Stories of Family Support

    Queensland Parents of People with a Disability Inc. prepared this folder of family support stories to show that it is families who are the main supporters, initiators and providers in the lives of people with a disability.

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  • Outline on the bi-lingual assistance project

    This article provides a good overview of the situation in which people with disabilities from non English speaking backgrounds (NESB) have a great need for Disability Services provided by the Home and Community Care (HACC) organisation.

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  • Developing accessible services for people with a disability of non-English speaking people: a model

    This is a paper about the need to improve the use of mainstream disability services by people with disabilities of non English speaking background (NESB). It describes a pilot project called the "Ethnic Access Consultancy Project" auspiced by Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc.

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  • "Marion" case - Family Law Court decision on sterilisation

    This group of papers includes letters, press releases and newspaper items pertaining to the 1990 "Marion" case in which the Family Law Court of NSW allowed the involuntary sterilisation of a teenage girl, and 2 years later its decision that only the authorisation of the Family Court can make such...

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  • Integrated employment

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar by Bruce Uditsky (an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities and organisations).

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  • Community Integration in Vermont

    This booklet describes the development of a model for providing excellent educational practices for all learners with severe disabilities within their own local schools.

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  • It's time to be heard

    Solicitor Jim Simpson wrote this paper to provide a community perspective on the proposed appeals and complaints mechanisms for community services in NSW, prior to the NSW government passing a Disability Services Act and the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement. Keyword: Government

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