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  • A small death in Cape Town,

    "The apartheid system was far more complicated than many realise. It was never simply black versus white. The concept of divide and rule, which kept the Boers in power so long, relied on creating hatred and jealousy between as many different groups as possible.

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  • Lesson in hope

    A very short newspaper article about a young woman preparing to enter Year 12 at a regular school. The article is extremely positive a takes a 'no big deal' approach to this young woman's inclusion. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Love is the answer

    This is a short piece written by a teacher about her developing relationship with a boy in her class who would have had several labels (including 'difficult', 'behavioural problems', 'the bad boy').

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  • Disabled man marks first year of freedom

    A short newspaper article about a man's life now, after spending 47 years in an institution. He now shares an apartment with 2 other people and has a job at a state Department. The article is an example of self determination and what individualised funding can achieve. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Integration offers opportunities

    An upbeat account of the successful inclusion of a new student with significant support needs in a small country school. The story does mention that the placement will be reviewed, leaving open the door for segregation at some stage in the future.

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  • Syndrome Stigmata

    This article is written by the father of a newly born baby who has Down Syndrome.

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  • Into Rec: Integration Through Recreation

    Into Rec is a recreation program based in Townsville which was set up to assist people with a disability to gain access to and become involved in their community as set out in the mission, goals and objectives which form part of the kit.

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  • Making Dreams a Reality: Using Personal Networks to Achieve Goals as you prepare to leave High School

    This is a comprehensive guide to effective self-determination using three insprirational stories. In the stories, the reader is told how formal and informal networks can be formed between a person with a disability and friends, family, therapists and educators to help the person achieve their goals.

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  • The Heart of the Matter

    This video conveys the essence of Citizen Advocacy by relating stories of five Citizen Advocacy Relationships. The importance of a freely given, unpaid and unconditional relationship between a person with a disability and their advocate is powerfully portrayed.

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  • Inclusion in School - CD ROM

    You are invited to explore aspects of inclusive schooling through the experiences of Jonathon and Karime, who are enrolled in regular classes of schools in different regional areas of NSW, Australia. Jonathon, who has Autism, is in Year 4.

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