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  • From rage to reform: What parents say about advocacy

    This is an excellent article on parent advocacy and why it is such a powerful role/task. One of the main sources of this power is anger and using anger as a positive force for change; as one parent says ". .

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  • My world now: Life in a nursing home, from the inside

    This article is extremely powerful for one main reason. It is written by an 'insider' about her life experiences within this service system.

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  • No Pity: People with disabilities forging a new civil rights movement

    During the past 25 years, people with disabilities along with their parents and families have set about to quash all the old stereotypes and images (from tragedy and burden to heroic) that helped cause people to lose their freedom and humanity.

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  • Case management - The dream and the reality

    While this article specifically deals with 'case management' with regards elderly people, it has direct parallels to the 'boom' in case management for people with disabilities.

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  • Parents on the team

    This article gives a number of reasons why parents are so important for the working and outcomes of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) (the author specifically discusses this with regard to very young children).

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  • HEAD START: Committed to inclusion

    Head Start is a pre-school program in Washington which is part of a larger service called NORWESCAP. The first article (see also File No. 10553) is a really positive article of a mother's commitment to inclusion for her child.

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  • HEAD START: Committed to inclusion

    Head Start is a pre-school program in Washington which is part of a larger service called NORWESCAP.

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  • Tarah - A teacher's view

    This is a thoughtful article by a teacher about her experience of inclusive education and the young girl who is in her class.

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  • Inclusion - Belief Driven Action

    This is an excellent summary of the leadership shown by one entire school district in Oregon (USA); the district has a policy of Inclusion from kindergarten to Year 12, which is a policy described in terms of "diversity" rather than "disability".

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  • An invitation to assembly

    This is a 'parent centred' story which talks about the significance of inclusive education for a mother. When her daughter attended a segregated school, she also felt that she wasn't welcomed or accepted into the local community (defined as different sets and forms of relationships).

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