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  • AIDS and intellectual disability

    This policy document, prepared by the Redfern Legal Centre, sets out clear and comprehensive guidelines which would provide a valuable resource to service providers with regard to AIDS and people who have an intellectual disability.

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  • Strategies to work on

    A list of strategies designed to assist advocates increase their chances of success. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • With a little thought from my friends

    Jennifer is a young girl who is included in her local primary school. Things, however, are not always perfect. This story is about how a school community could have done things a lot better with regard to one school community event.

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  • A fresh perspective on inclusive living

    Another inspiring story from a member of QPPD. This is a story about the specific methods used by a husband and wife to move their daughter (Sarah) from a special school into the local primary school.

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  • War and disability

    A series of articles concerned with the links between war and disability in developing countries (although the atrocities of war have also affected the so called 'developed' world - see for example, File no. 2002).

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  • Emma's story

    This is a short and inspiring article about a family's decision and work to have Emma educated in regular schools. Emma's mother openly discusses the continual fears she had for Emma, particularly concerning rejection and tormenting by other children, but ultimately writes that it has definitely been worth it.

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  • Statement on therapy with children

    This is a really great short article on the ways that workers (and therapists in particular) can work with parents and within their own service agencies to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities in the ordinary life of the community. Keyword: Professionals

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  • The Disability Blanket

    This article is an insider's view about what happens to people when services and the professionals who work in them come to dominate people's lives. For example he writes, ". .

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  • Citizenship and culture: the role of disabled people in Navajo society

    The authors completed a study of thirty four Navajo extended families, with a member with a disability. The disabilities diagnosed were all severe. Their findings indicated a very different perception of disability to a western one. Most importantly perhaps, the manifestation of a disability (e. g.

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  • A sense of belonging: Integration in recreation and leisure-time activities

    The major barriers to participation of people in community activities is not funding, but attitudinal barriers. These barriers mean that funding becomes a problem because people are not prepared to think creatively and flexibly.

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