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  • We Can Speak for Ourselves

    This is a formative book on the development of the self advocacy movement (mainly in the US and Britain). It tells the story of two schemes in the US - People First of Oregon and Project 2 of Nebraska- and accounts of similar projects in Britain.

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  • Draft Framework for Action on Special Needs Education

    This draft framework is intended to guide action by governments, international organisations and other bodies in implementing "The Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education", which is detailed at the rear of the article.

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  • Developing an Inclusive School Community

    This paper aims to discuss factors that contribute to the development of an inclusive school community. Most effort is directed at the individual school level; however recognition is given to statewide factors that can contribute to or thwart efforts to develop an inclusive school community.

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  • Opening Plenary Session of the TASH Annual Conference

    What a great article! The most important point made in the article is: "Don't take no for an answer". The article is a dialogue of Sandra and her mother Kay. Sandra was refused lifesaving surgery because of her disability. Sandra, Kay and others didn't take "no" for an answer.

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  • Planning for Effective Co-Teaching. The Key to Successful Inclusion

    This article explores fundamental planning issues that need to be addressed by school systems to facilitate effective co-teaching models in order to achieve successful inclusion. The article does this by emphasising the need for thoughtful planning at different levels and the issues involved.

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  • The Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education

    The Salamanca Statement is a reaffirmation of the right of every individual to education by delegates of UNESCO's World Conference on Special Needs Education. The delegates represent 88 governments and 25 international organisations.

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  • Acting against disability discrimination: A practical manual for using the Disability Discrimination Act

    "This is what the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). . . aims to do. It places obligations on a whole range of people throughout the community to genuinely uphold the fundamental entitlement of people with disabilities to the same rights and opportunities as all other Australian citizens" (p.

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  • P.A.T.H.: A workbook for planning positive possible futures

    P. A. T. H. - Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope - is a fluid (but structured) process concerned with designing, planning and problem solving around particular people, issues and organisations.

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  • Quality Child Care for All: A guide to integration

    "Childhood experiences, both good and bad, are a major influence on the way we live as adults. So we should not be surprised when segregated children become segregated adults. At a very early age children begin to learn to put the world around them in order.

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  • Kelly - The Early Trailblazer

    As her daughter Kelly nears the end of high school, her mother Pam reflects on the family's decision to include her in all areas of life. This has seen Kelly attend regular preschool and school, where she has been supported to learn and grow.

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