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  • Outline on the bi-lingual assistance project

    This article provides a good overview of the situation in which people with disabilities from non English speaking backgrounds (NESB) have a great need for Disability Services provided by the Home and Community Care (HACC) organisation.

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  • Developing accessible services for people with a disability of non-English speaking people: a model

    This is a paper about the need to improve the use of mainstream disability services by people with disabilities of non English speaking background (NESB). It describes a pilot project called the "Ethnic Access Consultancy Project" auspiced by Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc.

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  • "Marion" case - Family Law Court decision on sterilisation

    This group of papers includes letters, press releases and newspaper items pertaining to the 1990 "Marion" case in which the Family Law Court of NSW allowed the involuntary sterilisation of a teenage girl, and 2 years later its decision that only the authorisation of the Family Court can make such...

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  • Integrated employment

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar by Bruce Uditsky (an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities and organisations).

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  • Community Integration in Vermont

    This booklet describes the development of a model for providing excellent educational practices for all learners with severe disabilities within their own local schools.

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  • It's time to be heard

    Solicitor Jim Simpson wrote this paper to provide a community perspective on the proposed appeals and complaints mechanisms for community services in NSW, prior to the NSW government passing a Disability Services Act and the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement. Keyword: Government

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  • Families and empowerment: a new dynamic in deinstitutionalisation

    This paper describes the experiences of Canadian families who were provoked into action with the closure of the institution their son or daughter had been living in.

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  • Ethics of fundraising - Statement of Principles

    DACA drafted this Statement to declare its position in relation to the ethics of fundraising. It raises issues such as imagery and terminology which demean people, and argues that fundraising activities should work towards enhancing community perceptions of people with disabilities. Keyword: Ethics. Searchword: Attitudes

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  • Preschool for the handicapped child

    While this article is more than 10 years old, it is a highly informative paper for parents because it lists some of the issues to be aware of and questions to ask when considering pre-school enrolment for children who have a disability.

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  • The ideal human service for a societally devalued group

    Wolfensberger (the Director of the Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry at Syracuse University, the developer of Social Role Valorisation and the founder of citizen advocacy) writes this scathing attack on community attitudes and barriers towards people who have intellectual disabilities, to raise questions about why...

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