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  • Universal design: realism or idealism?

    The notion of 'barrier-free' design has been around since the 1970's; however, physical environment is still far from being fully accessible. In this article, Clark discusses the options for achieving an environment that is accessible to all.

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  • President's Message

    In his editorial, John Moxon underlines the fact that one of the biggest problems facing people with disabilities is the attitude of others.

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  • Wheelchair Village

    This short, satirical article, adapted from an article written in 1975, asks us to imagine what it would be like to be an able-bodied person living in a town inhabited and run by physically impaired people who all use wheelchairs.

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  • Circles of Support - A concept for building into community

    This one-page description outlines the structure, purpose and benefit of a circle of support (consisting of a group of people committed to that person) being formed around a person with a disability. Keywords: Self determination, Inclusion

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  • Inclusive Recreation: A Parents' Guide to Quality

    The authors offer suggestions as to what parents should look for when seeking community recreation programs that will genuinely include their child.

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  • It's Summer Time! Let's go to camp!

    Cynthia Burkhour is a parent whose daughter attends a typical summer camp. In this article she suggests ways of finding a camp that will welcome a child with disability.

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  • The Doors are Opening: Mary Jo's Story

    Mary Jo's mother, Virginia Esslinger, tells how her 11 year old daughter is more actively included in Girl Scouts and gymnastics as a result of the leaders having been involved with the Rural Recreation Integration Project (RRIP) (see File No. 10921).

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  • Why Move?

    David Craven's son Brian had lived in NSW institutions since childhood. In this article, Craven writes of the family's change in thinking that led to Brian and 3 friends moving from a large Sydney institution to a home in the community nearby his family.

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  • The Senior Family Caregiver Support Project

    The Senior Family Caregiver Support Project was set up to assist families in long-term planning for their family member. In this article we meet two families who give insights into the issues, concerns and obstacles facing older caregivers. Each family has envisioned a different future for their family member.

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  • Future Planning for your Child takes more than a Will

    Because of medical advances, more children with disability are living longer. This thoughtful article suggests that parents make a detailed plan for their child's future to take into account the fact that both parents could die before their child.

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