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  • Statement on therapy with children

    This is a really great short article on the ways that workers (and therapists in particular) can work with parents and within their own service agencies to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities in the ordinary life of the community. Keyword: Professionals

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  • The Disability Blanket

    This article is an insider's view about what happens to people when services and the professionals who work in them come to dominate people's lives. For example he writes, ". .

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  • Citizenship and culture: the role of disabled people in Navajo society

    The authors completed a study of thirty four Navajo extended families, with a member with a disability. The disabilities diagnosed were all severe. Their findings indicated a very different perception of disability to a western one. Most importantly perhaps, the manifestation of a disability (e. g.

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  • A sense of belonging: Integration in recreation and leisure-time activities

    The major barriers to participation of people in community activities is not funding, but attitudinal barriers. These barriers mean that funding becomes a problem because people are not prepared to think creatively and flexibly.

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  • Contradictions in caring

    The author presents a fairly academic article which explores the situation of women with learning difficulties in the seemingly contradictory roles of both dependent and carer.

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  • Choices are nice but not easy

    This paper is the product of the Advancing Choice Project which has been looking into the way people with severe disabilities make choices.

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  • Beyond the fringe

    The author places disability in an Aboriginal context. An understanding of the special situation of being Aboriginal have to be acknowledged before looking at disability.

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  • Difference and defiance

    This editorial to a New Internationalist special on disability gives a brief introduction to the issue of disability cross culturally.

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  • The struggle for citizenship

    Barton argues that people with disabilities are being denied their human rights and the rights of citizenship. This is an outcome of their being denied a voice except on particular issues which affect them.

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  • The eye of the beholder

    The author begins by describing the lives of two boys with disabilities in India, one from a poor family with a negative experience of his disability and one from a rich family with a positive one.

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