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  • Promises to keep: Participatory research and the meaning of adulthood for persons with disabilities

    This is a short talk given at the 1994 TASH Conference concerning a research project about the meaning of adulthood for persons with significant disabilities. What is unique about this project is that it involves individuals with disabilities as co-researchers at all phases of the project.

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  • Dreams and visions

    This is a great short piece on the importance of having dreams and visions of what could be, should be, and can be in the lives of a family member with a disability.

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  • Parent groups: healthy and strong or going, going, gone?

    The importance of this article lies in its information for already existing parent groups and the questions that are most often raised about the group's effectiveness and work - for example "Why has the group's emphasis changed?", "Why does all the work fall to a few people?".

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  • A Parent's Guide to Integrated Education

    "There are suggestions and information in this guide that will be useful to parents who are working towards full integration (inclusion) for their son or daughter. . . .

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  • By June, given shared experiences, integrated classes, and equal opportunities, Jaime will have a friend

    This article tells the story of a number of people who worked together to transform the IEP (an Individual Education Plan, in a similar vein to Individual Program Plans) process.

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  • Co-operative learning: A big picture

    This is an article focussed on co-operative learning as it exists in Australia. Hill gives examples of schools in Australia in which co-operative learning exists.

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  • Inclusive education- a personal encounter

    A different kind of inclusive education story, this mother talks about the differences between what her son learned during his 'special' schooling and what he now learns in his local high school. She realises that there is still a lot of work to be done (e. g.

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  • A friend remembered

    An extremely articulate boy gives a simple but passionate eulogy for his friend, Martin. Through his speech he exposes the elements of a strong and dynamic friendship with a boy he once simply just felt sorry for. Keyword: Friendship

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  • A dream in the making

    This is a short piece about a man who wanted to move back to his home town after 24 years of living in group homes elsewhere in the country, and how he achieved this with the support of an organisation and some workers in one of the group homes.

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  • Love and friendship

    This is a short article about 3 house mates - 2 of whom have disabilities. One of the 3 has written this article about what their home is like, about friendship, work and the community they are a part of. Keyword: Accommodation

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