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  • Advocating for Inclusive Communities

    A perceptive article on the challenges facing parent advocacy organisations when they are also involved in the provision of services. It discusses some of the obstacles and pitfalls of advocacy work, including the role of human services in community inclusion.

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  • Advocacy Is, Advocacy Is Not

    A helpful list which compares and contrasts the essential positive and negative features of Advocacy. Keywords: Advocacy

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  • Inclusive Schooling, Notes on address by Bruce Uditsky

    A powerful and positive address which starts by considering 'Inclusive Education' as a societal issue with profound underlying assumptions about people with disabilities which need to be opened up and examined, particularly in relation to the intrinsic value of people with disabilities and the social justice of providing an education...

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  • Utilising the Family and Friends Network

    This is a perceptive article by a service worker who recognises the importance of organisations working in partnership with families and family networks to achieve employment opportunities for people with disability.

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  • Where to Now? Challenges for Queensland Services

    Raises the issue of accountability of services to consumers, community and boards of management.

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  • Regular class integration at middle school: Feedback from classmates and teachers

    The article discusses outcomes flowing from the integration and inclusion of students with substantial disabilities in regular home rooms and some subject classes in local schools in Minnesota. At the end of the year, regular teachers, special education teachers and classmates were surveyed.

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  • Full Inclusion: Remarkable gains for Michael

    A great good news story about the inclusion of Michael Strohbehn into his local school. The story identifies the plans and resources that were put in place and the heartening support that Michael received from his peers. Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion

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  • Empowerment: Notes on address by Michael Kendrick

    These are notes taken at a seminar in Sydney in May 1991 at which Michael Kendrick spoke on the topic of Empowerment, i. e. the process by which people assume control over the decisions about, and direction of, their lives.

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  • Negotiation tips, parts I and II

    This article describes one American parent's approach in successfully asking her neighbourhood school to integrate her child. Integration here means inclusive schooling and the author recommends starting at the top when implementing change.

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  • The Bruce Uditsky Theme - what it means to us as parents of a child with a disability

    Pru McLean presents an insightful overview of Bruce Uditsky's message about inclusion for people with disabilities and the barriers that still exist to prevent achievement of this goal. The major role that parents have to play on changing the conditioned mind of society is discussed.

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