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  • Reducing the Fears and Inhibitions concerning Personal Advocacy

    In this informative article, Kendrick stresses that the decision as to how to undertake advocacy cannot just revolve around assessing the risk and gains to be made but must take into account who we are as people and the feelings (eg.

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  • Inclusion & Universal Cooperation

    Speaking as a person with disability, Berman Bieler warns that constant vigil is required in order to achieve an inclusive society. This future requires the growth of human and personal development, tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and co-operation. She says

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  • Jacqui's Story - and how Asking opened up Community Involvement

    Gina Callaghan explains how she went about discovering what activities might interest Jacqui, a young woman with disability. She describes the process of linking Jacqui to other people in the community, listing points to consider when introducing a person with disability to a group.

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  • Arguing about Genetics and Disability

    This article presents a dialogue between two hypothetical characters in order to bring out some of the main arguments against prenatal screening and highlight some of the problems with these arguments. The author's own views are a composite of both characters' position. Keyword: Ethics

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  • Bio-gene Technology and the Disabled: The Unheard Voice

    With bio/gene technology research developing at breathtaking speed, we need to ask whether this knowledge will be used for the good of human kind. Wolbring argues for a society which supports human diversity.

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  • Activism and life learning

    Diana Quin understands what it is like to have a physical disability and at the same time come from a non-english speaking backgound. In this short article she shares some of her experiences, including her struggle to go to university.

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  • In Search of the Promised Land: The Collected Papers of Burton Blatt

    Burton Blatt devoted his life to highlighting the nature and conditions of human abuse. He was a teacher, scholar, author and, above all, a passionate advocate for people with intellectual disability.

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  • Refusing to count wheelchair medals is illogical, offensive and discriminatory

    With wheelchair racing being considered a demonstration sport at the Olympics, Overington challenges the discriminatory thinking that suggests that if you are a wheelchair athlete, then your sporting prowess doesn't deserve the same level of recognition as other Olympic competitors.

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  • Just Friends

    Just Friends' explores how friendships can be instrumental in leading individuals with intellectual disability out of social isolation and into meaningful involvement in the community. The video profiles three relationships to illustrate the mutual value to those involved.

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  • Two are better than one

    Many people with a disability have few, if any, relationships. In this article Kristan Baker looks at the importance of relationships and offers ideas that, if acted upon, are likely to provide an opportunity for relationships to develop. Keyword: Friendship,

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