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  • Delicate Threads

    Delicate Threads offers a rare look at friendships between children with and without special needs. The author explores how the relationships develop, how they compare to friendships between typical peers, and what happens to them over time.

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  • Making the Best of a Hospital Experience

    Based on NSW research presented at a seminar which formed part of the ACPA Conference 2000, this report identifies the failure of hospital staff to adequately meet the needs of adult patients with cerebral palsy.

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  • So Near and Yet So Far: Students with Disability and the NSW public education system

    Drawing on research, Family Advocacy's submission to the Vinson Inquiry into Public Education argues for the inclusion of all children in regular education classes as good educational practice. It gives a historic overview of the education of children with a disability and discusses the effects of segregation and congregation.

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  • Linda's Story

    Linda's Story is an inspiring account of the life her son Jacob who is 10 years old, and how his life is so typical of many children of the same age.

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  • What is "Permanency"?

    Permanency is about family membership, and is based on the belief that all children belong with families - and that families need support to survive. This short article outlines the ideas on which permanency planning is based, as well as identifying the ways of assuring families for all children.

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  • The Salamanca Statement

    making adaptions to the curriculum

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  • Culture of Death

    Wesley J. Smith shares his findings on modern bioethics in this highly readable book after a teenage boy named Christopher was left to die after he acquired a disability in a car accident.

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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    All people need to have some control over their own lives, to have some form of independence. Belinda, who has high support needs, wanted the chance to lead an independent life so much that she went on a hunger strike.

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  • Negotiating Supports - One Family's Experience

    People with disability want to have the same opportunities as their able-bodied peers. They do not want live with another person because of a shared label.

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  • Celebrating Achievements Anything is Possible... Telling Dave's Story

    Allison and Paul Ouellette tell the story of their son who has achieved so much in the face of adversity despite his many disabilities. Through much struggle and much opposition of opinion from professionals, the Ouellette family managed to support David to live his life.

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