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  • Juggling Family & Career - Tales from the Supernatural

    This article highlights the experience of parents who have a child with a disability in relation to work. Some have undergone a career change in order to find the flexibility needed to successfully combine work and family life.

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  • Ties and Connections: An ordinary community life for people with learning difficulties

    This book makes an excellent introduction for people interested in how to really embed people who have traditionally been excluded, in the life of their community. The authors argue that simply receiving an accommodation or employment service in a community (that is, the 'place') does not constitute 'community life'.

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  • Circles of Friends

    "Today you can buy books by the bushel on ways to teach kids with severe disabilities how to do basic things. . . . You can attend numerous conventions and conferences, where the authors of such books showcase their techniques and argue over which teaching method is best. .

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  • The Community Action Book

    While quite dated, this book is a non threatening and "comprehensive guide to community action in NSW". It contains information from how to get organised and active, to how to use the law. There are stories by community activists which show how this general information (e.

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  • From Behind the Piano: The building of Judith Snow's unique circle of friends

    A powerful little book that tells the story of a Canadian woman, Judith Snow, and her circle of friends she dubbed her 'Joshua Committee' - "for blowing down the walls of the world so she could get in".

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  • The Creatures Time Forgot: Photography and disability imagery

    This book is about links, particularly the links between theory and practice. Hevey, photographer and author, exposes the links between 'disability imagery' (e. g. through charity advertising) and broader societal thought. 'Disability imagery' both mirrors and feeds dominant thought - for example, a segregationist approach.

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  • Oliver Twist Has Asked For More: The politics and practice of getting justice for people with disabilities

    In a world increasingly dominated by economic rationalism and corporate interests, good advocacy is more and more vital, because good advocacy is concerned with social justice and social change. In this sense, it is both very ordinary and very extraordinary; it stands against the current tide.

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  • A Guide to Making Representative Complaints

    This book is a clearly set out guide on how to make a representative complaint under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). The first section of the guide deals with requirements under sections 69 and 89 of the DDA and is illustrated with examples.

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  • The Lone Father

    A father, Wilbur Hawke, talks of his experience with his son, Cayman. In a reversal of roles, Wilbur became the primary care giver when Cayman developed disabilities. He talks of his thirst for information and resources and the family's struggle with regard to Cayman's education.

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  • Delivering Difficult News

    This article highlights the importance of professionals developing good communication with parents. The authors give advice on how professionals can best break the news of a child's disability to the parents. Emphasis is placed on the emotional impact on the parents of receiving such news. Keywords: Families, Professionals

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