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  • From Special Ed Preschools: Help or Hindrance?

    For many parents, special ed preschools are like manna from heaven, an answer to a prayer, and the greatest thing since slice bread! But when we look beyond the apparent benevolence of "helping" young children with disabilities, we'll know that the special ed preschool experience may be a hindrance to...

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  • Helping or Hovering? Effects of Instructional Assistant proximity on Students with Disabilities

    This research study on teacher's aides working with students with multiple disabilities in general classrooms shows that teacher's aides can actually be a barrier to the inclusion of students with disabilities.

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  • Issues for People with Double Disabilities

    This module from the Disability Awareness Package (File No. 1507) addresses the issue of double disability for people from non-English speaking, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, as well as from isolated rural communities. It also considers double disability in relation to women with disabilities.

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  • Rights for All

    Rights for All' is a video for people who have an intellectual disability.

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  • Full Inclusion as Disclosing Tablet: Revealing the Flaws in our Present System

    Negative responses to planning and implementing full inclusion of children with disabilities reveal much about the quality and responsiveness of schools to all their students. Sapon-Shevin asserts that full inclusion of children with disabilities into regular classrooms can disclose areas that require further attention, e. g.

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  • 1988 Working Guidelines on Integration/A Departmental Directive & Guidelines for Special Needs Education

    These policy guidelines were developed in response to the belief, now enshrined in New Brunswick legislation, that all children should have the same access to education programs and services.

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  • Best Practices for Inclusion

    In 1996 the Province of New Brunswick introduced legislation based on equity in education for all students, stressing individual needs-based programming for all students with special needs. This article, reprinted in Entourage (Fall/Winter 1988), outlines the beliefs and principles on which best practices for inclusion are based.

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  • In Re a Teenager. Judgement in case heard in Family Court of Aus.

    The case was heard before Mr Justice Cook in l988. The question before the Court was whether the parents' decision that a hysterectomy be performed on their daughter was in her best interest and should be allowed to proceed.

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  • Technology, Resources and Consumer Outcomes

    The Foreword states the Conference was held at a time of the emergence of a "new consumerism" in the intellectual diability field - "In the l980's disabled consumers themselves have entered the arena and the new debate centres on the type of service and the right to choose".

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  • Project Employment Monographs 1986-87

    The papers deal with issues relating to needs of people with intellectual disability who seek Open Employment and those who will continue in the "context of supported employment". The first of the papers was made possible by a grant from the Division of the Intellectually Handicapped, Health Department, W.

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