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  • Values into local action - for the asking

    Learning to ask and making personal introductions are powerful methods of local action. This short article reinforces the need to encourage people with disabilities to express their needs by asking others for assistance.

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  • Finding friends at school and at home

    This article looks at simple and positive ways parents can give their child opportunities to develop friendships. Creative strategies that have been found to encourage social opportunities and friendships for children with disabilities are presented.

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  • Commentary

    David Jory is the parent of a young man with intellectual disability. He is also a professor at a Canadian University. In this commentary, Jory argues passionately against differentiating people solely on the basis of assessment test scores.

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  • David's Journey: From a locked ward to a life of his own

    This is the third article in the "Your Move' series. In it we meet David, a young man with destructive and challenging behaviours. Key people, including family members, came together to focus on who David really was and what was important to him.

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  • The Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in NSW: Strategies for Effective Implementation

    This paper outlines the arguments for full inclusion of students with disabilities.

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  • Not just 'Business as Usual'

    The National Home of Your Own Alliance was formed to pursue new initiatives in home ownership for people with disabilities in the USA. Collaboration is identified as the key to the program's success, with the Alliance working with coalitions in 13 states.

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  • Changing Lives, Yes We Can!

    Mary Kealy has just retired as CEO of Brothers of Charity, Clare, in the West of Ireland. During the past ten years she led a radical change in how support is provided to people.

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  • Families Getting NDIS Ready

    Families Getting NDIS Ready

    This workshop is designed to facilitate thinking and discussion about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) could best work for your family member.

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  • Kids Belong Together

    This video is a celebration of friendship and joy, showing the inclusion of students with disabilities in regular primary and junior high schools, with each school becoming a community where every child feels he or she belongs.

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  • Living the Dream - Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

    This video provides an overview of the full inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities in universities and colleges. For more information contact the Alberta Association for Community Living at www. aacl. org

     

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