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  • Hey Joe

    This inspirational piece is about so many things: it is about inclusion, it is about friendship, it is about a professional who is thoughtful, passionate and committed, it is about community development, it is about an individual man and it is about powerful strategies which support the social value of...

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  • Just imagination

    This article has two important points: firstly it provides a firm argument for why it is so necessary for family members, people with disabilities, friends/advocates to have dreams and visions for themselves or for the person they know.

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  • Beauty quests - a double disservice

    This article is primarily concerned with the societal attitudes towards women that provide criteria for what it means to be a real woman; women are told that beauty is equivalent to success. The epitome of the enforcement of these criteria are beauty quests.

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  • Every Mohawk is a horseback rider

    Using the example of a camp in which a number of young people have disabilities and at which all people take part in all activities, the author talks about the need for a transition in all services so that all people are characterised according to their abilities and where people...

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  • Women with disabilities: The double discrimination

    In a really clear article, Traustadottir brings a number of points to light. Firstly, she analyses the neglect that women have faced by both the disability and feminist movements.

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  • Us and Them? Feminist research, community care and disability

    Morris, a woman with physical disabilities, critiques the feminist analysis of women as carers of people with disabilities. Morris argues that such women, in positing the alternative of residential care, are maintaining an able bodied subjectivity in their approach to this issue.

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  • Normalisation, community care and the politics of difference

    A rather academic article, but useful for its analysis of why difference cannot be tolerated in a capitalist structure.

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  • Victims of perception

    A transcript of an address by Ethel Temby at the AGM of Pride Industries, Adelaide. This inspirational piece calls for visionary approaches to be taken by parents of children with disabilities and members of the community in general.

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  • We are people

    John Morgan relates stories about negative attitudes that he faced while growing up and the attitudes he faces today mainly because he now has two children.

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  • Protection or self determination?

    There are two main points in this article. Bynum (a community education officer) argues that people with intellectual disabilities are the best community educators for changing other peoples values and expectations.

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