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  • Reaching in, out & across

    "My thesis is not about lack of access, town planning or accessibility of services. It concerns itself with the possibilities beyond present, taken-for-granted ways of being in the world.

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  • Integration and You

    This booklet explains inclusion (described here as 'integration') in terms of people feeling, being part of, and experiencing, community.

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  • Family-Centered Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

    Recognising that the family is the constant in a child's life, this book identifies and explains 8 key elements of family-centred care for children with disabilities, particularly where they have health care needs. It also identifies what is needed to make effective family-centred care a reality.

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  • Under What Circumstances Might Small Agencies Last?

    In this article, Ross Womersley suggests some important factors as to why small agencies are likely to last, despite pressures such as the tendering process. Womersley draws attention to the typical drawbacks of larger organisations.

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  • The conflict of interest issue, in the context of independent advocacy

    This article draws together writings and teachings of Wolf Wolfensberger around the issue of conflict of interest in the context of independent advocacy.

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  • Employee: a potent role

    In this short article, Tara Woollett offers some helpful principles for facilitating the development of workplace relationships that are likely to support the valued role of being an employee. The article illustrates the difference between mere physical presence in a job and inclusion: inclusion embraces valued social participation.

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  • Inclusive Education: A Personal Journey

    In this frank and informative article, Sandra Seymour speaks about what led her to a total commitment to inclusive education, not just for her son but for all children.

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  • Examples of Some Successful Strategies in Empowering Those Who Utilize Services

    "We live in an era when the lives of countless persons are shaped by bureaucratic, professionalised human services. The characteristics of these modern service organisations can often have the effect of disempowering those who rely on 'services' for assistance.

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  • Death of the Disability Services Act

    In this forceful article, Jim McMenamin laments the lack of continuing commitment on the part of government to the Disability Services Act and Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement.

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  • Advocacy and the Challenging of Authority

    Kendrick addresses the fact that the role of advocate comes more naturally to some than others, particularly given that our attitudes towards authority are inevitably shaped by our family and culture.

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