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  • Healthy Sexuality: Attitudes, Systems & Policies

    People with disability are often not given the opportunity to express their sexuality. Sexuality, however, is part of what it is to be human. To deny sexuality often results in repression or inappropriate behaviour.

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  • Matching a Thinking System to a Student

    Sue Rubin explains how, lacking a way of communication as a child, she was assumed to have intellectual disability. All this changed when Rubin, who has autism, was introduced to facilitated communication.

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  • Let's look outside the Service System to give People a Real Choice

    People with disability are often offered service solutions which do not meet their needs - leading to the offers being rejected. In this thought-provoking article, David Hanman challenges service providers to find out what people actually want.

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  • How parents can use their experience to change problem behaviour

    Siobhan O'Rourke describes a way that parents can use their own skills and knowledge of their child to overcome problem behaviour. Gentle teaching provides a positive framework to help parent and child work together to develop more harmonious relationships. Keyword: Families

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  • a good life

    In writing "a good life" Al Etmanski draws on his experience both as a founder of PLAN (Planned Advocacy Lifetime Network) and a parent of a person with a disability. Etmanski identifies the elements that make up a good life.

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  • Working with Hannah

    Working with Hannah' is a detailed snapshot of the first years of school for Hannah, who has Down Syndrome as well as mobility and communication problems.

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  • Delicate Threads

    Delicate Threads offers a rare look at friendships between children with and without special needs. The author explores how the relationships develop, how they compare to friendships between typical peers, and what happens to them over time.

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  • Making the Best of a Hospital Experience

    Based on NSW research presented at a seminar which formed part of the ACPA Conference 2000, this report identifies the failure of hospital staff to adequately meet the needs of adult patients with cerebral palsy.

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  • So Near and Yet So Far: Students with Disability and the NSW public education system

    Drawing on research, Family Advocacy's submission to the Vinson Inquiry into Public Education argues for the inclusion of all children in regular education classes as good educational practice. It gives a historic overview of the education of children with a disability and discusses the effects of segregation and congregation.

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  • Linda's Story

    Linda's Story is an inspiring account of the life her son Jacob who is 10 years old, and how his life is so typical of many children of the same age.

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