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  • Perspectives on a Parent Movement

    Since the 1950's, Rosemary Dybwad (and her husband) has spoken out for people with disabilities and their families. This is a collection of Rosemary's speeches and papers over these years. Through these speeches the reader gains an understanding of the history of the disability rights (including the parent) movement.

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  • Flexible Families: New Directions in Australian Communities

    This book was produced as a contribution to the International Year of the Family. It covers many of the issues central to improving the economic circumstances and quality of life of low income and disadvantaged families.

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  • Access '93: Inclusion in Life Conference

    This is a collection of the addresses presented at the Access '93: Inclusion in Life Conference. The conference covered a number of issues: parent advocacy and action; inclusive education; accommodation; changing ideas and practices in service provision; and inclusive communities. Keywords: Advocacy, Families, Inclusion

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  • Inclusive Education: A Parent Handbook

    While this handbook is written specifically for parents in British Columbia, it contains a great deal of practical and relevant information for parents in Australia. It stresses the importance of parents contributing and building up knowledge of their child.

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  • Families with Young Children with Disabilities and High Support Needs

    This is a comprehensive report which considers issues surrounding families with young children with disabilities and high support needs and the service system's response to these needs. It is clearly set out and is illustrated by case studies.

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  • Your Move

    "Your Move" is an initiative by Scottish Human Services aimed at supporting people to live the kind of life they choose. Thus, the article follows the story of Luke, a young man with cerebral palsy who was socially isolated. Luke undertook the process of person-centred planning.

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  • 1996 TASH Annual Conference - Excerpts from Opening Plenary Session Remarks of Beth Harry

    This article examines four cornerstones of American social philosophy. The four cornerstones are economic productivity, personal choice, equity and independence. Harry sees these cornerstones as alien to many families as all people do not operate the same value systems.

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  • 1996 TASH Keynote Luncheon Speaker

    Justin Dart would have been a very powerful speaker to listen to. This transcript of his speech sets out clearly defined guidelines of ways people can achieve self-determination, productivity and quality of life. Dart acknowledges that US public policy doesn't meet the needs of people with a disability.

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  • Everyone Belongs: School Inclusion and Social Relationships in Italy

    This article details four elements which have been found to be crucial to including all students in regular public education in Italy. Dr. Raffaels Tortora is quoted as saying: "Italy has become a laboratory for the rest of the world. Other nations send representatives to observe our schools".

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  • Pursuing Self Determination

    The move towards self determination has seen people with a disability, supported by family and friends, working with professionals to determine their own futures. It has seen people with a disability have control over how funding is spent, with reliance on community support systems rather than service delivery systems.

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