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  • Consumer enforceability and the proposed NSW Disability Services Act

    There is great disillusionment with the "rights" spelt out in the NSW Government's Statement of Principles for People with Disabilities and their Families, and little people can do to enforce these rights. Consultation with consumer groups indicates that consumer enforceability should be an essential part of proposed legislation.

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  • Crash kills boy, 8

    This short article describes an example of sensitive media reporting. A young boy who had autism was killed in an accident and the newspaper article reporting the event was unusual in that it did not label the child. Keyword: Attitudes

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  • House of Representatives Disability Discrimination Bill 1992, Second Reading Speech

    This is the second reading speech in the House of Representatives of the Disability Discrimination Bill 1992. The Bill is designed to assist all people with disabilities to exercise their rights as Australian citizens and will make discrimination on the basis of disability unlawful in Australia. Keyword: Government

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  • Integration - A New South Wales perspective

    This paper was presented at the National Conference of regional Directors in 1987 and explains the NSW Government Education Policy for children with disabilities.

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  • Training staff to integrate educational and therapeutic approaches for the client with developmental and psychiatric disabilities

    This article argues that people who have a mental illness in addition to a developmental disability are usually served in programs which were not designed to meet the needs of individuals with psychiatric disability.

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  • Media Empowerment

    Our attitudes, about ourselves and others, are shaped by our experiences, and are influenced by what we see and read in the media.

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  • Sterilisation

    This short article argues that too frequently sexuality is construed as being inexorably tied to child-bearing and that performing sterilisation procedures will decrease sexual vulnerability or activity.

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  • QPPD Conference Report: Access '93 Inclusion in life

    The convenor of the Queensland Parents of People with a Disability Conference in 1993 on "Inclusion in Life" provides an overview of the conference which was attended by Dr Marsha Forest and Mr Jack Pearpoint from USA (who ran workshops on Circles of Friends, a concept they developed in the...

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  • Community treatment orders, community counselling orders and modecate police

    This paper describes Community Treatment and Counselling Orders (CTO's) and objections by mental health nurses to enforcing 'treatment' without the client's consent and subsequently taking away civil liberties on the grounds that the client may become a danger to themselves or others.

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  • Social unit identification

    This paper is the description of the 'Social Unit Identification Policy' adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. It is designed to recognise and ensure a continuity and stability of important relationships between people and staff who are being moved from institutions. Keyword: Individualisation

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