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  • Social integration and friendship

    Jeff Strully, a parent leader from America, states that "the lives of all people in our community are measured by our relationships and connectedness to a place called home where people want to be with us because they are our friends".

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  • Summary of the regulations regarding the individualised family service plan

    This is a concise summary of the content of the Individualised Family Service Plan which is developed jointly between the family and appropriate qualified personnel involved in the provision of early intervention services to meet the needs of the child.

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  • Having a baby

    This article is the result of two interviews given by Robert and Julie Strike, 6 months before the birth of their daughter and then 2 months after.

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  • Sexuality and the intellectually handicapped person

    This paper discusses the rights of people who have disabilities in relation to their sexuality in its broader meaning of being an essential part of each human being. The author states ". . .

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  • Asking the right questions: Parent and professional perspectives on sexuality

    This article describes how parents frequently experience discussions with professionals about the sexuality of their adult children as a battle over control that they will eventually lose. Parents often feel that if they disagree with the practices of adult service systems, their son or daughter may well be excluded.

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  • Futures planning: Supporting a new vision

    This paper describes Personal Futures Planning - a new way of thinking about meeting an individual's unique needs, desires and abilities, and compares it with previous systems.

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  • Claire comes to school

    A parent briefly describes her family's continuing struggle to allow her daughter Claire, who has a disability, to have the same educational opportunities as other children. They have managed to secure only 2 days a week in a regular school. ". . .

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  • Take risks, ride the river

    This article describes a river trip for 3 adults and 9 teenagers, one of whom - Wilson - has a disability.

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  • Service brokerage

    This paper attempts to clarify readers' understanding of the nature and range of service brokerage in Australia and overseas.

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  • Money for a change

    The author argues that we have to find ways that genuinely root people with disabilities in their neighbourhoods rather than segregated and lonely lives and which develop structures to give people real power to influence services around them.

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