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  • When People Care Enough To Act

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  • Stories of Community Inclusion:helping build better communities through the inclusion of people with disability

    These stories of inclusion provide examples of people with disability being supported to pursue interests in their community. Although the stories refer to a community development worker assisting in this process, the person facilitating the connection could equally be someone who is a family member or friend of the person...

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  • Building Inclusive Communities in Seattle - involving all neighbors

    "What does the Department of Neighborhoods do to encourage persons with developmental disabilities to get involved in neighborhood life?" That question prompted the beginning of a program called Involving All Neighbors. The program was used to explore different ways people could be welcomed and involved in their neighbourhood.

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  • An inclusive education as part of an inclusive life. A parent's perspective

    Wendy Stroeve is a teacher who has worked in NSW secondary schools and TAFE and is the mother of Alex, a young man with high support needs. The Stroeve family regards inclusiveness as a moral imperative and has long ago left behind 'when' or 'why' to focus squarely on 'now'...

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  • The Power of 10

    Ric Thompson explores a process for thinking through issues and expanding possibilities around community inclusion - the Power of 10. He describes the Power of 10 as a deliberate process of using the concept of the multiple of ten (x10) to take us beyond the boundaries of our traditional thinking.

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  • National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) Quality Assurance Consultations Report

    This report summarises the consultation submissions from advocacy agencies and its intent is to provide feedback to all key stakeholders. The report consists of two parts. Part 1 presents ARTD's proposal for the revised Quality Assurance framework and Part 2 presents a detailed summary of the consultation submissions.

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  • Social Inclusion in Australia - How Australia is faring

    From the introduction of the report... The Australian Social Inclusion Board was formed in May 2008 with a brief to advise Government, consult with the community, and report on solial inclusion in Australia. In this first annual report, we have chosen to present a statistical view of the nature and...

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  • A Circle Check-Up

    Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is an organisation in the United States of America that supports people with disability to live in their own homes, have jobs and participate in valued activities in the community. The people that JNCS support count on

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  • Key Dimensions Of Quality In Individualised Lifestyles And Supports

    While it is common for services to be described as "person-centred", it can be difficult to evaluate if these claims are true. This article considers what is meant by the term "quality" in regards to individualised lifestyles and supports.

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  • Communities That Help People

    John McKnight describes how the life of a man with disability, Charlie, was transformed from one of isolation to one embedded in his community. This transformation was facilitated in small steps and started with someone suggesting that Charlie be supported to attend a local club and helping to smooth his path.

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