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  • Planning my career

    A group of exercises and strategies designed for planning a job or career for a young person with a disability. The exercises would also be quite easily adapted to suit a person with higher support needs who might need help from family and friends.

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  • Home at Last

    "Home at Last" is the inspiring and thoughtful story of two young women with significant support needs and their move from residential settings to a home of their own. It outlines the struggles of their parents to achieve this goal.

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  • Four Portraits of Friendship at an Inclusive School

    This study looks at the friendships between four pairs of children, where one of each pair has no disability and the other has a disability. While there are similarities across the friendships, each relationship is unique and fulfils an individual need in each of the students involved.

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  • Achievement by all students within the context of co-operative learning groups

    Evidence is growing that co-operative, interdependent learning positively affects the skills acquisition of students with learning challenges. This article outlines a study of three children with multiple severe disabilities placed in regular classrooms.

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  • Mary Ann and the Gift of Life

    When Mary Ann was diagnosed with terminal cancer, there came the realisation that until that time those around her had seen her disability first.

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  • Triple Screening during Pregnancy - facts, comments and opinion

    Pre-natal screening for Down Syndrome is becoming more widely used. This article reports the findings of a three year study which was published in the British Medical Journal. In addition it canvasses (partly through extracts from correspondence) ethical and moral issues surrounding pre-natal screening.

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  • Stories from Logan Square

    McKnight tells the stories of a number of people who were welcomed back into their community, Logan Square, after years of exclusion. Their move back into the community was based on two basic assumptions: Every community is hospitable, and every person has gifts to contribute.

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  • Competencies for people who provide support to individuals with disabilities

    In this article Pancsofar lists a number of competencies common throughout his work of the last 20 years. He intends the reader to use it as a guide to personalise one of his/her own.

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  • The Cultural Context of Abuse

    In this editorial, Uditsky argues that the abuse of people with disability cannot be divorced from the violent nature of our culture in general. Because violence is so keenly embedded in our culture there is no singular, linear or overarching strategy to 'solve' it.

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  • Benjamin's Story

    A great insight into the life and dynamics of one Australian family in which there is a child with a disability. It also provides a sound critique of the notion of 'community support'.

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