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  • Innovation in the Way People with Disabilities can be Supported to Live and Participate in Community Life

    When Kerrie Chernets, a young woman with a disability, wanted to move out of her family home, her options were limited and didn't offer what she was seeking.

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  • What makes Participation successful?

    Consumer participation is the right of people with disabilities who use services to play an active and powerful role in service management and development. This article outlines nine essential elements of effective consumer participation in service provision. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Dads feel left out

    This article outlines the reasons why fathers of children with disability often feel devalued in their dealings with services providers. Suggestions are given for encouraging fathers to be involved. Keywords: Families, Professionals

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  • Treasures: A Celebration of Inclusion

    "Treasures" is a moving photographic essay, accompanied by quotations, of children participating in inclusive schooling. In her introduction to the book, Marsha Forest reflects on her visit to schools in New Hampshire and on meeting those whose lives, one way or another, have been touched by inclusion.

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  • Families and Cultural Diversity

    The Australian population is drawn from over 100 different cultures. This book, while not specifically mentioning disability, provides a basis for understanding the diversity of families and family life in Australia. Key groups examined are: Aboriginal, Anglo-Celtic, Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Italian, Latin American, Lebanese and Vietnamese.

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  • The Origin and Nature of our Institutional Models

    This monograph is very old (1968), but still very relevant. It's relevant because despite continued 'scandals' in the media, despite reports like the Richmond Report, despite the work of advocacy organisations, institutions and institutional thought still continue to operate.

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  • Normalisation

    This is the seminal work of Wolfensberger that has since been re-written in parts and become known as Social Role Valorisation.

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  • Framework for Accomplishment

    The reader is going to have to be prepared to 'dive right in to' this one (and it is worthwhile). It is a workshop manual and as such is based upon the premise of 'learning by doing'. One can still read and learn, however.

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  • Reflections on Inclusive Education

    Fr. Patrick Mackan worked with Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forest and Judith Snow at the Centre for Integrated Education and Community (see other books of theirs in this collection).

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  • Both Sides of the Coin

    Dennis Tetreau writes of his experiences both as a father and as a school principal. Despite his belief in inclusive education, he held fears for his son Kyle, as he commenced school.

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