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  • Disability is not Measles; New Research Paradigms in Disability

    What does most research in the field of disability look like? It looks a great deal like the research into measles. The goal is prevention. Cures are sought. However, disability is not a medical condition that needs to be eliminated from the population.

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  • Learning from wider advocacy initiatives

    This is a report by a parent on three talks given at the Access '93 Inclusion in Life conference. Representatives from Community Aid Abroad, the Australian Conservation Foundation and a former Senator all gave their own perspectives on the process of lobbying and how to make it effective.

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  • Parents Perspective

    This mother writes passionately of her son's attendance at his local pre-school and how she wants this to be possible for all children (in this sense, inclusion is not just about 'disability', but about 'diversity').

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  • The importance of values in the study of culturally diverse families

    An interesting resource which focuses on beliefs and values, and the effects these have on families who come from a different cultural background. Generally this article blows the myth that all research can be and is done within an objective, valueless framework.

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  • Family Diversity: Current approaches to understanding family diversity

    This article is actually an overview of a special issue of Family Relations (see File No. 10562) but it also provides a number of important aspects about family diversity that are important for researchers and professionals dealing with families.

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  • Young adults and friendship

    An excellent article which looks at the results of a study of 'friendship' among 138, 23 year olds which reveals the dynamics and intricacies (as much as is possible) of friendships that develop naturally.

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  • The day Joe Hill came to stay

    The Leatherman family had not planned to welcome Joe into their home. Joe, an orphaned young man with a disability, found in the Leathermans the family he'd always needed and with whom he's remained for more than 50 years.

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  • What is inclusion?

    The author of this article offers an interesting perspective on what 'Inclusion' actually means and implies. He writes that if Inclusion is about 'inviting others in', who has the authority and right to do so? - ie.

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  • She's in the picture now

    It's really hard to summarise such passionate, honest and inspiring stories as this one. It is a story that brings to life so many issues that people in the 'inclusion movement' continue to speak and write about.

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  • My Brother

    This is a simple, honest, clever and powerful rebut of all the labels (and 'labellers') shoved onto a young man, simply because of of one aspect of his person, his disability.

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