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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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  • Students talk about their Roles in Transition Planning

    How can a student with a disability be supported to have real input into planning their future when preparing to leave high schoool? This article expresses the thoughts, fears and desires of students and offers suggestions as to how teachers, parents and other advocates can assist students in the transition...

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  • Why Workshops should be closed and Why People should work in the Community

    Based on her experiences both in sheltered employment and in the regular workforce, Liz Obermayer argues passionately that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to work in real jobs in the community based on their abilities and interests rather than being segregated in workshops which stifle personal growth.

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  • A Guideline on Protecting the Health & Lives of Patients in Hospitals especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class

    This timely book recognises the fact that people with disability of all ages - and other societally devalued groups - are vulnerable when hospitalised and need to be protected while there (in some cases they may need round-the-clock coverage).

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  • Special Needs Children and how to meet their educational needs

    This is a practical and simply laid-out illustrated guide on how to identify and teach children with special education needs. It introduces the 6 steps of 'precision teaching' and presents a school-based model for meeting those needs. Also included is a section 'Notes for the Teacher Aide'.

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  • Therapy services

    This article considers role of therapists in the education of students with physical disabilities, drawing attention to the fact that the value of therapy services is maximised by implementing programs as part of the classroom routine rather than almost exclusively in isolated therapy sessions.

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