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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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  • Costliness: An essential element of advocacy

    The author concentrates on an essential element of advocacy practice - that of the 'likelihood of costliness' to the person providing advocacy support. In fact, 'costliness' is a central measure of effectiveness and quality of advocacy effort.

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  • How to avoid the seven pitfalls of systematic planning: A school and community plan for transition

    Transition services are intended to provide young people with access to relevant post secondary educational opportunities or employment/meaningful day activities.

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  • Unto us a child is born: The trials and rewards of parenthood for people with learning difficulties

    This is an excellent example of 'person-centred' research, in which the authors state "Our aim is not to (list) the pros and cons of parenthood for people with learning difficulties* but to convey something of the joys and heartaches it brought for the families in our study in a way...

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  • Putting us out of your misery - Euthanasia: Why I am against it

    In this article, Hume outlines what state-sanctioned euthanasia, i. e. legalised euthanasia, would mean for people with disabilities, especially those with very high support needs who may not be able to speak for themselves. She backs her argument up with information from the Dutch experience.

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  • The kid from Cabin 17

    Chauncey, a boy with very high support needs, attended a summer camp with 200 other children in which he made a number of friends and generally had an excellent time.

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  • Integration through recreation: A practical response

    IntoRec is a community based recreation organisation based in Townsville. This article clearly describes its work, the challenges the organisation has faced and the way it has/continues to meet these challenges.

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  • Planning my career

    A group of exercises and strategies designed for planning a job or career for a young person with a disability. The exercises would also be quite easily adapted to suit a person with higher support needs who might need help from family and friends.

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  • Home at Last

    "Home at Last" is the inspiring and thoughtful story of two young women with significant support needs and their move from residential settings to a home of their own. It outlines the struggles of their parents to achieve this goal.

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  • Four Portraits of Friendship at an Inclusive School

    This study looks at the friendships between four pairs of children, where one of each pair has no disability and the other has a disability. While there are similarities across the friendships, each relationship is unique and fulfils an individual need in each of the students involved.

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