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  • A Bibliophile Ponders Librarians and the Changing Needs of Victorians with Disabilities

    Changes in information services have required libraries to become information service centres and librarians to become more knowledgeable about disability issues.

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  • Fertility management - ongoing issues

    This article looks at issues of fertility management for people with an intellectual disability. It describes cases in the UK and Australia where, for example, sterilisation was allowed by the courts. It describes legislation or legal advice provided in various Australian states relating to fertility management. Keywords: Legal, Ethics

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  • Women defend rights of disabled daughters

    This news article reports the views of parents with daughters who have intellectual disabilities on hysterectomies as a means of menstrual management.

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  • Disability and ethnicity: a double disadvantage

    This article suggests reasons for marginalisation of people with disabilities and their families from ethnic communities.

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  • A parent's view

    This article was presented at a conference in Victoria on sterilisation entitled "My Body, My Mind, My Choice".

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  • The supportive school environment

    This one page information sheet uses a diagram to show three levels of provisions schools can make to develop positive behaviour in students. It shows positive and preventative measures on one level, problem solving on another, and retrieval and remediation measures on a third level.

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  • Leisure and recreation

    This brief paper looks at the diversity of recreational and leisure pursuits and their value. With regard to people who have disabilities, it examines the negative and positive aspects of both segregated and inclusive leisure activities. Keywords: Social activities, Individualisation

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  • Guardianship Law in NSW

    This paper provides an outline of the Disability Services and Guardianship Act on NSW and answers some commonly asked questions about what it does and its powers. Keyword: Legal

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  • The public guardian as an advocate - a discussion paper

    This paper discusses the validity of the role of the Public Guardian as an advocate. Included are additional papers on advocacy (by Wolf Wolfensberger) and guardianship.

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  • Accommodation and inclusive communities: Families making changes

    Eithne Kirkman, a parent, describes how the Supported Accommodation Service in Townsville began. She describes the experiences of her son in obtaining the one-to-one support he needed to exercise his right to live more independently from his family.

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