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  • Living in the real world

    This article describes the struggle of June Maelzer, an English woman who has cerebral palsy and needs 24 hour care, to live independently with real freedom, choice and self-respect. Her first flat was the result of help from friends and a precarious support system.

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  • The dignity of risk

    Robert Perske is an ally of people with disabilities in the U. S. A. He and his wife, Martha, collaborated on two major reports to U. S. presidents; one to President Carter and one to President Nixon.

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  • Trust arrangements for persons with a disability

    This article is a reproduction of a brochure put out by the Nominees For the Handicapped Pty. Ltd. , a company which administers trust arrangements made by the parents of people with a disability to secure their future, after the death of the parents. It answers commonly asked questions.

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  • Limits on care: Prenatal care

    This article raises issues around doctors' generally clinical approach to prenatal care which often does not include support, factual information or information on alternative options for prospective parents who know their child will be born with a disability.

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  • A rose by any other name: Would it smell as sweet?

    This brief article acknowledges the recognition that, when speaking of individuals with disabilities, it is important to acknowledge their personhood first and their disability second.

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  • Parental stresses and integration

    The Canadian author, Sarah Gray, is a mother of a child who has a disability. Gray recently attended an inservice for school staff to present a talk on the stresses parents face when fighting for inclusive schooling ("integration" here means "inclusive").

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  • Using a social guide to improve social relationships of people with severe disabilities

    The paper describes a program, used by three women living in a community based apartment, to develop social relationships within the community.

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  • The place of family in social policy

    The author examines the place of family in social policy in the past and proposes a new role in the future, in light of the fact that economic policies are under scrutiny in the aftermath of the decade of greed.

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  • Interpersonal skills for effective collaboration

    This is a very brief article but it manages to cover in some detail the skills required by a group of people to work together collaboratively in a team and the necessity of having these skills to be effective as a team. Keyword: Community development

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  • Reproductive Technology: A Rights Issue

    The author includes in her definition of New Reproductive Technology: abortion, contraception, amniocentesis, genetic screening, cloning, in vitro fertilisation, alternative insemination, sperm banks and storage of frozen sperm, genetic engineering, artificial wombs and techniques for determining the sex of the fetus.

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