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  • Giving people choice requires more than listening

    This short article stresses that while we may assert the rights of people with disability and commit ourselves to promoting choice, participation and real relationships, we need to work harder at understanding people who do not use language as a tool of communication.

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  • Conflict resolution

    This is a summary of a Family Advocacy workshop for families led by Grace Leotta in November 1993, and to which families attending contributed. The negative features of conflict are identified and ways of minimising conflict and turning it into something positive are discussed. Keyword: Community development

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  • Supported Living: What's the Difference?

    Supported living needs to be flexible if it is to meet the needs of individuals. For most service providers, this means a change in thinking and practice.

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  • Lift off

    A brief story about a mother's fight against an education bureaucracy, and her advocacy on behalf of her son, to install a lift in the school so that he could receive the education he had a right to and alongside the other children at his school.

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  • Public schools welcome students with disabilities as full members

    A very positive article written in a conversational tone, detailing the benefits of inclusion. The authors use some great quotes by parents, teachers and students, as well as stories about particular students.

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  • Full inclusion at Helen Hansen Elementary School*

    * Elementary = K-Yr. 5. This is a great article by a principal detailing a systemic and personal shift from a segregated primary school to an inclusive one. The principal details his fears but also his underlying belief that children with disabilities deserved an inclusive and appropriate education.

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  • Living in the community: Independence, support and transition

    This article covers a broad range of topics of relevance to the Inclusion Collection: community or independent living, inclusion, individualised supports and what has been termed 'transition'.

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  • Statement in support of adults living in the community

    This statement revolves around 3 themes, each of which challenges current service systems. The first theme revolves around the need and right of people to live in a place of their choice and separate from service provision.

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  • A Bed in a House is not a Home

    QPPD's policy embraces the right of all adults with disabilities to be able to live and be supported in a home that reflects their individual wants and needs.

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  • UNESCO and Special Education

    A good introduction to inclusive education at the international level. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has a very clear mission about inclusion with in its special education work.

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