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  • The diagnosis

    This story highlights the pressures and difficulties parents face when they are given the choice of carrying a pregnancy to term or terminating it. It is written by a parent who has three children who have degenerative disability, each of whom brought happiness and joy to their lives.

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  • Grief - A man's view

    This paper provides a brief look at the conditioned roles of men which may hinder their capacity to grieve openly for the death of their child.

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  • Using natural supports in the workplace

    Rosemary Lawn, Manager of PE Personnel in Perth, begins this paper by discussing the blurred lines between "supported" and "competitive" employment - some people in competitive employment receive ongoing support just as those in supported employment. She suggests employment is about wages, inclusion, and whatever support is necessary.

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  • Overview of supported employment

    This paper describes a two day course on Supported Employment. It contains the definition of Supported Employment, and its development in Australia. An overview of four models of supported employment are given - Benchwork, Work Crew, Supported and Enclave. Sessions also provide information on setting up Supported Employment.

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  • Building community: A two day exploration, celebration and examination of what we are learning

    The 1988 Conference of the Association of Persons with Severe Handicaps in Washington D. C. , included a series on "Community Building", and examination of what they are learning in helping people with disability to become part of their communities.

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  • Include people with disabilities

    The author is the M. P. for Elk Island, Canada. This article, calling for the inclusion of people with disability, was published in a local paper.

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  • Making a difference with....

    This is a collection of short papers on different ways to achieve inclusion in several aspects of life. Project WRAP involves wrapping supports and normalised services around students and families e. g. a buddy program.

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  • A better life on the outside

    Graham Harper, a County Development Officer, writes about Clywd's Community Living Services, which are being reconstructed to help all people with disability live in their own homes and communities. The support needs of all individuals must be identified and met, irrespective of the degree or nature of disability.

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  • Application of a lifestyle development process for persons with severe intellectual disabilities: A case study report

    This study describes the impact of a lifestyle planning model on four people who had high support needs and challenging behaviours.

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  • What we have learned: Creating opportunities for adults to participate in community life

    This report is about the work of a small organisation in Alberta that focuses entirely upon connecting people with their communities. A major purpose of the organisation is community education and development.

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