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  • Mary Ann and the Gift of Life

    When Mary Ann was diagnosed with terminal cancer, there came the realisation that until that time those around her had seen her disability first.

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  • Triple Screening during Pregnancy - facts, comments and opinion

    Pre-natal screening for Down Syndrome is becoming more widely used. This article reports the findings of a three year study which was published in the British Medical Journal. In addition it canvasses (partly through extracts from correspondence) ethical and moral issues surrounding pre-natal screening.

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  • Stories from Logan Square

    McKnight tells the stories of a number of people who were welcomed back into their community, Logan Square, after years of exclusion. Their move back into the community was based on two basic assumptions: Every community is hospitable, and every person has gifts to contribute.

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  • Competencies for people who provide support to individuals with disabilities

    In this article Pancsofar lists a number of competencies common throughout his work of the last 20 years. He intends the reader to use it as a guide to personalise one of his/her own.

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  • The Cultural Context of Abuse

    In this editorial, Uditsky argues that the abuse of people with disability cannot be divorced from the violent nature of our culture in general. Because violence is so keenly embedded in our culture there is no singular, linear or overarching strategy to 'solve' it.

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  • Benjamin's Story

    A great insight into the life and dynamics of one Australian family in which there is a child with a disability. It also provides a sound critique of the notion of 'community support'.

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  • Inclusion in Education - the benefits

    A brief synopsis of recent literature on Inclusive Education. Each statement is a quotation or summary of findings from the growing body of literature on the education of students with high educational support needs in local neighbourhood classes.

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  • Binding Ties: The Roles of Adult Siblings of Persons with Mental Retardation

    This research paper looks at current relationships and future role expectations of 140 adults with a brother or sister with intellectual disability who is still living in the family home.

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  • Integrated therapy in early childhood: A physical therapist's perspective

    A physical therapist details her own experiences working with a child in an inclusive education setting. She defines what she believes inclusive therapy to be, and argues that although it may seem like she is not doing her traditional job, she is simply working in new ways.

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  • Whose Home, whose Life?

    Ken Simons details some more individualised approaches to accommodation support occurring in England.

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