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  • Parents on the team

    This article gives a number of reasons why parents are so important for the working and outcomes of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) (the author specifically discusses this with regard to very young children).

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  • HEAD START: Committed to inclusion

    Head Start is a pre-school program in Washington which is part of a larger service called NORWESCAP. The first article (see also File No. 10553) is a really positive article of a mother's commitment to inclusion for her child.

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  • HEAD START: Committed to inclusion

    Head Start is a pre-school program in Washington which is part of a larger service called NORWESCAP.

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  • Tarah - A teacher's view

    This is a thoughtful article by a teacher about her experience of inclusive education and the young girl who is in her class.

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  • Inclusion - Belief Driven Action

    This is an excellent summary of the leadership shown by one entire school district in Oregon (USA); the district has a policy of Inclusion from kindergarten to Year 12, which is a policy described in terms of "diversity" rather than "disability".

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  • An invitation to assembly

    This is a 'parent centred' story which talks about the significance of inclusive education for a mother. When her daughter attended a segregated school, she also felt that she wasn't welcomed or accepted into the local community (defined as different sets and forms of relationships).

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  • Finding a home for Fred

    This is a story of what advocacy is really about; it is a story about new ways of 'thinking' and 'doing'.

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  • Every mother has dreams for her children

    This mother talks about what often happens when a child is born with a disability; "dreams collapse in an abyss of the unknown and. . . sink beneath a list of limitations and negative statements about the child's potential".

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  • Friendships and Community Connections between People with and without Developmental Disabilities

    True community inclusion is much more than placing an individual with a disability in a community setting, it also means belonging and being in close friendships with other community members without disabilities.

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  • Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities

    Each year hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities become victims of neglect, sexual abuse, and physical violence. Abuse is undeniably one of the gravest social issues.

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