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  • On being returned to the community: Imposed ideology versus quality of life

    The central argument of this paper is that more attention must be paid to providing accommodation options with a concern for each individual's quality of life. It takes the closure of St. Nicholas Hospital in Melbourne as an example.

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  • Quality Criteria - Accommodation

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended this workshop by Michael Kendrick, the Director of the Institute for Leadership and Community Development, Massachusetts. It lists 21 'Quality Criteria' such as the meaning of a real home and overall design and model.

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  • Double jeopardy: Women with disabilities speak out about community and relationships

    This article looks at the double jeopardy of being a woman and having a disability, which presents a double challenge to such women who are at risk of being isolated and marginalised.

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  • The other body

    This article describes the experiences of a woman with a physical disability and how this affects her own identity and influences the way people perceive her. How people react towards her and attempt to mask their feelings is covered in detail.

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  • Disability and gender

    Dina Bowman is the senior researcher at Eco Systems in Victoria. Her paper focuses on women as mothers in UK, USA and Australia, who are unpaid carers of people with disabilities.

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  • Women with disabilities 'Feel Invisible' - Report

    This report presents the findings in brief of a study of women from non English speaking backgrounds who have disabilities. The researcher found that such women experienced sexism in the disability 'movement' and unawareness of disability issues in the women's 'movement'. Keyword: Women

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  • Meetings with women with disabilities and carers who are aging

    This paper reports on two meetings held to discuss issues of concern to women who have disabilities and who are aging, and aging women who are carers, organised by ACROD in Sydney and Melbourne in 1990.

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  • Invisible acts: Violence against women with disabilities

    This paper argues that there are unique issues for women with disabilities who are abused or subjected to acts of violence. Not only are women with disabilities more vulnerable to abuse but they are even less able to seek recourse to help.

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  • Expanding the role of employers in supported employment

    When provided with appropriate supports, people who have high support needs are participating successfully in the workforce. In order not to limit growth in supported employment, this article suggests changes in the way support is provided.

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  • Judy Papps, Parent, Supported Employment

    Judy Papps, parent of a young man who has a disability, describes from a family perspective her son's positive transition through supported employment options to his current independent worker status.

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