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  • Making Relationships a Priority

    In this article Paula Kluth discusses the importance of relationships for students with disability and the potential role of the educator in creating conditions conducive to their development. The article outlines five ways that schools can encourage interactions, build community and facilitate relationships.

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  • Britain struggles with inclusive education

    In this article Jan Thurlow discusses the inclusive education debate in Britain. She notes that despite the argument that there are insufficient resources, money is still found to continue running special segregated schools. Thurlow questions the human cost of this segregation and gives as an example her daughter Clare.

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  • Storeman with direction and guidance - POSITION FILLED

    This short article explores the initial (and unfounded) fears of Managing Director, Darryl Williams, on taking on a new worker, Les, who has a disability. It gives good insights into the relationship that has developed between Les and his workmates, and the support that he has been given.

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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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