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  • Substitute consent- a guardianship dilemma

    This paper argues that Guardianship Boards need to target the kinds of cases in which guardianship is most likely to achieve something for the people with disabilities involved. It is argued that this need arises especially in the context of substitute consent to medical treatment, restraints etc.

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  • Draft policy on HIV/AIDS and people with an intellectual disability

    THIS IS A DRAFT AND IS NOT TO BE REPRODUCED OR QUOTED This draft policy is based on the principles enunciated in the Commonwealth Disability Services Act 1986. The contents cover education, discrimination, confidentiality, testing, services for people, and infection control guidelines. Keyword: Health

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  • The Homecoming Model

    The homecoming model has enabled 26 participating Vermont (USA) school districts to provide inclusive education to students who have presented some of the most intensive educational challenges within regular classrooms.

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  • Whole of life planning for students with multiple disabilities in Australian schools

    Inclusive schooling demands creativity on the part of the school and its staff in designing effective teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students. Steer argues that curriculum decisions for children with multiple disabilities should be based on shared understanding of the individual student's needs, strengths and abilities.

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  • Obtaining evidence from people with an intellectual disability - the right to be heard

    This paper argues that the protection and enhancement of the rights of people with intellectual disabilities ought increasingly to engage them with society's systems of justice. it explores our systems of justice and how they can be put to the test of ensuring fair participation by people with disabilities.

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  • Providing contraceptive choices for the intellectually handicapped client

    Most people with disabilities are able to make informed and considered choices regarding the control of their fertility if they are provided with adequate information and counselling presented in an appropriate manner.

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  • Medical consent and intellectual handicap- who decides?

    This paper looks at issues of contraception and sterilisation which raise the sensitive issue of sexual freedom and expression, the right to procreate and the right to self determination for people with disabilities.

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  • The family challenge

    This brief article lists a series of principles relating to family issues, such as "Family Support - Families do not and can not do their work of nurturance as a privatised unit. They need support from the rest of society and can not 'live alone'".

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  • A Bibliophile Ponders Librarians and the Changing Needs of Victorians with Disabilities

    Changes in information services have required libraries to become information service centres and librarians to become more knowledgeable about disability issues.

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  • Fertility management - ongoing issues

    This article looks at issues of fertility management for people with an intellectual disability. It describes cases in the UK and Australia where, for example, sterilisation was allowed by the courts. It describes legislation or legal advice provided in various Australian states relating to fertility management. Keywords: Legal, Ethics

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