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  • Coming Home

    This article shows what can be achieved when support services meet changing individual needs. Working on the principle that children have the right to and are best placed in a family and community environment, Zavier Hospital (Qld) moved from being a residential for children to a support network.

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  • Closing the Shop

    The authors provide an in-depth analysis of the conversion process from maintaining sheltered workshops to providing integrated employment services, using four agencies as case studies. It is clear that in each case, the move was promoted by a change in the philosophy underpinning the organisation involved.

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  • Circles of Support

    Michael Peterson outlines support initatives that have been successful in assisting people with disabilities to participate in their community.

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  • Community Connections: A resource guide for all people who support the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities

    This is a very practical training guide for all people who provide support to individuals with disabilities in making connections in their community.

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  • Expanding Supported Employment Opportunities for Persons with Severe Disabilities

    After over a decade of research most empirical evidence indicates that the majority of individuals with severe disabilities who need relatively permanent employment services fare better in supported employment than in sheltered work or other types of services.

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  • Fostering cultural awareness

    Robina Shah argues that the term 'culture', should not be used in isolation from race, religion and language. Professionals need to be more responsive and sensitive to the needs of people for whom culture, race, religion and language are important.

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  • Mainstream or Special School: How do we decide?

    This article looks first at the aims of education and goes on to argue that special schools cannot offer the same benefits as regular schools. It cites research studies that have demonstrated the benefits of full integration (i. e.

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  • At the Crossroads: Supported employment a Decade Later

    Supported employment in the US has clearly established itself as the most effective employment alternative for individuals with disabilities.

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  • Head Out on the Highway

    This is the story of Don Cecconi and his son Neil's adventures together on their motorcycle.

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  • Inside Abuse: Inside Australian Institutions

    This article, while not specifically on SRV, highlights the destructive effects of devaluation of people who are negatively perceived to be different. This has led to segregation, particularly through the establishment of institutions. Disturbing examples of abuse in institutions in NSW, Victoria and Queensland are given.

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