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  • An Inclusive Community of Learners

    This brief article profiles a New Hampshire high school that has created a vision of education that values belonging and achievement for all students.

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  • Let our Children be

    This is a collection of stories by fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers of children with disabilities. The stories are honest and moving and show the struggle to find acceptance and a sense of belonging.

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  • Choice is not an Option

    This paper, which was presented at the 1995 ASSID Conference, emphasises the importance of giving people with disabilities choices in their life, of helping them to understand what the choices are, as well as the consequences of making a particular choice.

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  • Adapting the Generic Health Care System to Accommodate Complex Personal Needs

    This article shows how generic primary care services can effectively co-ordinate their services to accommodate people with disabilities who have very high support needs. It gives a detailed account of a woman who has moved into supported accommodation after spending 13 years in a locked institutional ward.

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  • Job Path: Shifting the Focus Beyond Just Work

    This is an excellent article describing the work of Job Path, an agency whose goal is to create integrated supported employment opportunities for people with severe developmental disabilities.

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  • Media Releases: get to the point and get published!

    This one-page article gives succinct advice to anyone wanting to make a media release. Keyword: Community Development

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  • Post School Options

    This article highlights several post school options programs, including the Central Coast (NSW) Post School Options program which focuses on challenging outdoor activities, and which is an individualised program catering for the specific needs and desires of those participating.

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  • The Karate Kid

    Two short articles, one by 11 yr old Barry and the other by his foster parents, show the transformation that has taken place in Barry, whose first seven years of life revolved around his medical needs.

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  • "Buddy Skills" for Preschoolers

    This article sets out eleven detailed steps to putting in place a buddy system that helps children in inclusive preschools work - and play - together more co-operatively. It is child-tested and teacher-approved. Keywords: Education, Pre-school aged, Professionals

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  • Learning Together in Inclusive Classrooms: What about the curriculum?

    The authors suggest strategies that teachers, in collaboration with inclusion facilitators and other specialists, can use to make the classroom curriculum adaptive, flexible and challenging to all students. They are strategies based on a review of professional literature together with the authors' own teaching experiences.

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