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  • Aboriginal People with Disability and their Use of Advocacy: A Phenomenological Approach

    This paper is based on research conducted into the perceived low use of advocacy agencies in Perth by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a disability. The research identifies barriers to accessing advocacy.

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  • Do Not Resuscitate - whose choice is it?

    This article expresses concerns with regard to resuscitation and decisions to withhold or withdraw drugs (and nutrition) from people with disability. One factor leading to this situation is that health care workers vary widely in their ability to distinguish between disability and illness.

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  • One of the kids

    If you have a vision of your child being included in a regular class with their peers, then this helpful book is for you! 'One of the kids' encourages parents to commit themselves to following their dream and backs this up with a wealth of practical information, including information on...

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  • Working the System: a guide for citizens, consumers and communities

    This guide is designed to help citizens, consumers and communities improve their capacity to be effective advocates by understanding how the system works. It explains the roles of Parliament, the government, public service and the legal system and the relationship between them.

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  • THE MESH MANUAL for Inclusive Schools

    Project MESH (Making Effective Schools Happen for all students) is based on the experience of two schools in establishing an inclusive education environment. These inclusive programs are based on strong values that were clarified during the planning stage of the project.

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  • (Advocacy/Communication Workshop handouts)

    To be an effective advocate you need to be an effective communicator. This kit was compiled for an Advocacy/Communication workshop run by the PEAK Parent Center. The kit contains handouts on communication skills and effective communication techniques. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Dare to Dream

    Lorraine Bartlett writes of her daughter Tracy's experiences after leaving high school. Tracy and Lorraine have been supported by a voluntary team of people who came together to find ways of meeting Tracy's needs as she grows and develops.

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  • Some common questions about Citizen Advocacy .. and the answers...

    Common questions regarding Citizen Advocacy are answered, including how people with disability are recruited to the programme; how Citizen Advocates are recruited; matching of Citizen Advocates and people with disability; training and support; and legal status of Citizen Advocates.

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  • An Overview of Social Role Valorization Theory

    In this overview of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory, Osborne identifies the goal of SRV: that is, to create or support socially valued roles for people in their society.  

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  • Marketing Inclusive Leisure

    Making leisure available to people with disability involves promoting the idea of inclusive/integrated leisure to clubs, organisations and groups. It also involves offering people with disability themselves an opportunity to discover what activities they may want to become involved in.

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