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  • More on UNESCO's Salamanca Framework for Action

    This article considers statements coming out of the World Conference on Special Needs Education, Access and Quality held in Salamanca (Spain) in June 1994. These statements advocate for inclusive schooling and look at what is required for inclusion to work.

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  • Dominic, are you Included?

    Sue Tuttle speaks encouragingly of her son Dom's inclusion in a regular class. Dom has significant disabilities and is medically fragile, but this has not stopped Dom from being included by his peers.

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  • Thoughts about Self-Advocacy

    Michael Kennedy explains the origins of the Self-Advocacy movement and stresses that Self-Advocacy is not just for those who have low support needs. He also stresses the importance of people with disabilities being given the opportunity of participating actively in decisions affecting their lives.

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  • Families and Disability: Occasional Papers Series No. 10

    This paper is valuable in gaining an understanding of issues in the lives of families worldwide where there is a member with a disability, although the authors stress that every family is unique.

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  • Ready Willing and Able

    This article was written for parents who are seeking an inclusive education for their child. The author stresses the importance of families choosing the school carefully, developing good communication with school staff and preparing their child for school.

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  • Staffing a Changing World,

    Jenny Gupta's experiences have shown that for care management to be effective, it relies on people who share a values base, and combine imagination, tenacity, realism and financial acumen.

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  • Ways to decrease multicultural communication barriers in Family Support Context

    This short article, which consists of extracts from an article "From self to other: communication across cultures", sets out in point form practical suggestions for decreasing language barriers and for avoiding stereotyping when working with families from different cultures and communities.

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  • Just some of What Advocates have done during 1995/6 for people with disabilities in Ryde/Hunters Hill

    This is a one-page overview of the wide range of support to individuals with intellectual disability given by citizen advocates in the Ryde-Hunters Hill region of Sydney in 1995/6. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • If they could see him now ...

    A mother tells of her son Mark's move from sheltered employment to employment in an independent supported job in one of Sydney's prestigious hotels. She contrasts the changes it has meant for Mark, including improved self esteem and language, more comfortable and friendly work environment and real wage.

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  • The Natural Authority of Families

    Michael Kendrick briefly describes some of the strengths that give authority to families when they are acting in the interests of their family member.

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