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  • A Good Life, An Ordinary Life

    This collection of articles from CRUcial Times features contributions from many writers (including people with disability, service workers, parents and community members). It covers a range of topics that fundamentally relate to the question,

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  • Systemic Reform

    The Institute on Disability (IOD), formed in 1988, promotes the inclusion and productivity of people with disability and their families. This has involved working to change the existing systems and providing support for those changes.

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  • Prenatal Testing and Disability Rights

    While some see prenatal testing as a logical extension of good prenatal care, such tests arguably reinforce discrimination against, and misconceptions about, people with disabilities.

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  • Part of the Community: Strategies for Including Everyone

    This book gives specific examples of individuals with disability of all ages being included in community life - from entering pre-school to buying a home - with the models and strategies that worked (and some that didn't).

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  • Telling the Untold: Families, Disability and Institutions

    This book captures the experiences and insights of a number of families who have had the courage to bring into the public domain the intensely private pain that they have lived with for many years following the institutionalisation of a family member in Challinor Centre, Qld.

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  • Your Values, My Values

    This book is not about what the author refers to as 'Values with a capital V', that is, over-arching values such as normalisation, self-determination and inclusion; rather, the book is designed to act as a guide for providing culturally appropriate services and to designing successful, respectful programs and supports for...

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  • "Look What They Have Done To My Song"

    In this potent article, a mother reflects on her commitment to her daughter and to people with disability in general. Despite changes over the years, she finds that families (including her own) are still having to fight for the same things.

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  • Normalisation and the Disability Movement

    Can different views on normalisation/SRV be reconciled? This article reports a discussion between Simon Stevens (who has a disability and is a campaigner for disability rights) and Paul Williams (who is a non-disabled teacher of normalisation).

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  • Electioneering Strategies

    This is a list of seven brief points on how an individual can take advantage of the period immediately preceding an election to lobby local candidates on issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. Keyword: Advocacy; Searchword: Lobbying

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  • The Limits and Vulnerabilities of Individualized Support Arrangements: Some Dimensions of Quality that must be Monitored Carefully in Individualised Options

    Flexible individualised supports are rightly promoted as a core strategy in responding to the unique needs of people with disability. There are, however, risks and limitations involved. In this article, Michael Kendrick outlines the issues of quality that need to be addressed when planning and undertaking individualised supports.

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