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  • Integrated employment

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar by Bruce Uditsky (an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities and organisations).

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  • Community Integration in Vermont

    This booklet describes the development of a model for providing excellent educational practices for all learners with severe disabilities within their own local schools.

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  • It's time to be heard

    Solicitor Jim Simpson wrote this paper to provide a community perspective on the proposed appeals and complaints mechanisms for community services in NSW, prior to the NSW government passing a Disability Services Act and the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement. Keyword: Government

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  • Families and empowerment: a new dynamic in deinstitutionalisation

    This paper describes the experiences of Canadian families who were provoked into action with the closure of the institution their son or daughter had been living in.

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  • Ethics of fundraising - Statement of Principles

    DACA drafted this Statement to declare its position in relation to the ethics of fundraising. It raises issues such as imagery and terminology which demean people, and argues that fundraising activities should work towards enhancing community perceptions of people with disabilities. Keyword: Ethics. Searchword: Attitudes

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  • Preschool for the handicapped child

    While this article is more than 10 years old, it is a highly informative paper for parents because it lists some of the issues to be aware of and questions to ask when considering pre-school enrolment for children who have a disability.

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  • The ideal human service for a societally devalued group

    Wolfensberger (the Director of the Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry at Syracuse University, the developer of Social Role Valorisation and the founder of citizen advocacy) writes this scathing attack on community attitudes and barriers towards people who have intellectual disabilities, to raise questions about why...

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  • A personal philosophy on the inclusion of a child with Down Syndrome in the community

    This is an interesting story about a family's decision to adopt a newly born baby who has Down Syndrome. The mother describes her and her family's dreams for her son, as well as his own dreams.

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  • Taking on the bureaucratic world

    This excerpt from the author's book, Taking On the World (we have this on our book shelves) gives a brief insight into dealing with the bureaucratic world, beginning with bureaucratic responses designed to put parents off.

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  • How to run a group

    This paper, written by a Family Support Service worker, provides some guidelines on running a group. It includes strategies for maintaining a group, group leadership and improving member roles. Keywords: Community Development, Families

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