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  • QPPD Conference Report: Access '93 Inclusion in life

    The convenor of the Queensland Parents of People with a Disability Conference in 1993 on "Inclusion in Life" provides an overview of the conference which was attended by Dr Marsha Forest and Mr Jack Pearpoint from USA (who ran workshops on Circles of Friends, a concept they developed in the...

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  • Community treatment orders, community counselling orders and modecate police

    This paper describes Community Treatment and Counselling Orders (CTO's) and objections by mental health nurses to enforcing 'treatment' without the client's consent and subsequently taking away civil liberties on the grounds that the client may become a danger to themselves or others.

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  • Social unit identification

    This paper is the description of the 'Social Unit Identification Policy' adopted by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation. It is designed to recognise and ensure a continuity and stability of important relationships between people and staff who are being moved from institutions. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Quality of life of people with developmental disabilities

    Trevor Parmenter of the Unit for Rehabilitation Studies at Macquarie University fears that the term "quality of life", along with "normalisation" and "least restrictive alternative" to name just two others, has lost its essential meaning and become a superficial descriptive to suit professional and political purposes rather than helping people...

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  • Treat me as I am

    Helen Cox wrote this short paper explaining her disability which is acquired brain damage (ABD).

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  • Stop the reforms, Calvin wants to get off

    This article discusses the impact of integrated schooling on one young man. It highlights the possibility that education reform may lead to more segregation of pupils who have disabilities.

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  • New disability payments

    This is an information paper on the Disability Support Pension which in 1991 replaced the Invalid Pension, Sheltered Employment Allowance, Rehabilitation Allowance and Incentive Allowance. Keyword: Government

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  • Public Trustee and the management of funds

    In South Australia, a Public Trustee may be appointed administrator or manager of the financial affairs of a person found incapable of managing their own affairs. Other States and Territories have a similar arrangement in place.

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  • Behind the word - 'Equal'

    This brief article doesn't attach much importance to the use of empty service jargon, but it argues that "equal" is very different - though carelessly used, it stands for very important ideas. The article discusses our use and misuse of the notion of "equal". Keyword: Attitudes

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  • The BHP Programme Agreement

    The BHP Agreement is an agreement whereby BHP gave a commitment to Essential Personnel in the Illawarra that a number of positions within its workforce would be specifically available to people with disability.

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