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  • Issues in providing housing and support

    This is a good article about the differences between traditional residential agencies and those that are truly individualised and person-centred. Shoultz argues that a major role of residential agencies should be to commit themselves to the people they support (and that also means staff making a personal commitment to a person).

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  • Inclusion: Recognition of the giftedness of all children

    Fiedler examines 8 differences in the way proponents of a dual system of education and inclusion advocates see students with disabilities. He argues that inclusion advocates employ a number of empowering attitudes and practices which increase and enrich life opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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  • Facilitating friendships in the workplace

    Friends can be important in finding and keeping a job; friends can contribute to the long term security of a person; one of the benefits of integrated employment will be the possibility of increased social relationships and participation, resulting in the formation of friendships.

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  • Courage

    A great poem written from the perspective of a high school student. The student realises after a history lesson on genocide that the exclusion of a student with a disability (Diane) at the school is a much smaller version of such historical atrocities.

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  • Assumptions and stereotypes

    This very brief article looks at the effects stereotyping has on people with disabilities and their families. Taken from social role valorisation theory, the author asks professionals and human service workers whether they are giving negative messages about people's image and competence through the service they provide.

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  • Examples of Curricular Adaptations for Students with Severe Disabilities in the Elementary Classroom

    The authors of this article were part of a study group focussing on how students with severe disabilities can actively participate in lessons within the regular classroom (K- Year 5) alongside their non disabled peers. They wanted to specifically provide information on curricular adaptations because participation in structured learning activities...

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  • Working Toward Inclusive Schools: Guidelines for Developing a Building-based Process to Create Change

    The goal of the Inclusive Education Project was to "create or further develop schools as communities in which all students...can attend and experience full membership". The Project members worked with 8 schools in total, convening working groups which engaged in a planning process to develop their vision of an inclusive school.

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  • Including all students in the general education curriculum

    An article specifically related to the concept of 'curriculum' as seen in most western countries. The authors argue that the way we think about 'curriculum' needs to change; from seeing it as a standardised, sequenced set of "pieces of knowledge" that children must learn in order to be successful, to...

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  • Modifying rules of a regular girls softball league to facilitate the inclusion of a child with severe disabilities

    "Although many local recreation programs are opening their doors to individuals with disabilities, the vast majority of individuals with more severe disabilities still do not participate in community based recreation programs......The purpose of this study was to determine if it were possible to assist coaches and players in modifying select...

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  • Normalisation: A Reader for the Nineties

    This is the first book to bring together varied perspectives on its theory and practical application (and as such, Family Advocacy does not necessarily agree with all that is written). The first chapter of the book starts with a concise definition of the principle of normalisation and provides a historical...

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