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  • The day Joe Hill came to stay

    The Leatherman family had not planned to welcome Joe into their home. Joe, an orphaned young man with a disability, found in the Leathermans the family he'd always needed and with whom he's remained for more than 50 years.

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  • What is inclusion?

    The author of this article offers an interesting perspective on what 'Inclusion' actually means and implies. He writes that if Inclusion is about 'inviting others in', who has the authority and right to do so? - ie.

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  • She's in the picture now

    It's really hard to summarise such passionate, honest and inspiring stories as this one. It is a story that brings to life so many issues that people in the 'inclusion movement' continue to speak and write about.

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  • My Brother

    This is a simple, honest, clever and powerful rebut of all the labels (and 'labellers') shoved onto a young man, simply because of of one aspect of his person, his disability. His brother writes, "Retard, retarded, mentally retarded, Trainable Mentally Retarded, all these words have been used to describe my brother.

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  • From Services to Community

    It is unfortunate that it is not known where this article came from because it provides a really great definition of 'community'. Community' is not a static concept. Community is not somewhere you arrive at or are placed/slotted into. This in turn affects the definition of 'inclusion' (see File No. 10783).

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  • Schools in Italy: A national policy made actual

    National Law 118 established the right of compulsory education for children with disabilities in regular classes of public schools. This law was enacted 24 years ago. In 1977 another law specified strategies for implementing inclusion. The stark contrast between this situation and that facing students in NSW and Australia is interesting.

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  • Some significant ethical issues in residential services

    Kendrick makes the differences between a 'home' and a 'facility/program' very clear in this article. People with disabilities are most often viewed as not needing a 'home' through the process of social devaluation but also through the socialisation and outlook of professionals in the field.

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  • Relationship counselling for people with an intellectual disability

    This is an easy to read short article of benefit to any friend, relative, advocate or caregiver of a person with a disability. Using a relationship the author had with another woman, she illustrates a model which defines 4 levels of intervention for handling sexual and relationship issues and problems....

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  • The making of a dad

    This article maps two journeys of a father and son: a bush walk and the story of what a father has learned from his son with Down Syndrome. Both journeys feed into and represent one another. What is interesting about the article is the issues it raises about parental roles.

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  • The desire for inclusion in Wichita, Kansas

    This is an article which discusses the philosophy and emerging practices of inclusive education, and then how these have come to fruition in the school district of Wichita (USA). The author makes a number of really great points.

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