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  • Perspectives on parents in advocacy

    Cheryl Simpson, the parent of a teenager with disability describes the three traditional views that she encountered with the birth of her child. These are: the Medical View, the Miracle Cure View and the Tragic View.

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  • Families making changes

    In this article, an Australian mother writes about her twin daughters who have intellectual disability and high support needs. She describes the impact on the family's life of the individualised funding that has enabled her daughters to have their own attendant carers.

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  • Learning messages

    A list of points drawn up by the International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicaps to mark International Year of the Family. They all relate to issues of justice and equality for people with disabilities and their families, with an emphasis on inclusion in the community.

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  • Mum or supermum?

    Deborah Fullwood, parent and former occupational therapist, discusses the difficulties of being a family with a disabled child in a society that values health, wholeness and "normality".

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  • Towards dignity and self determination

    Brian Salisbury was previously a broker with the Community Living Society in Vancouver, British Colombia. He describes service brokerage as the individual's need for a technical extension to develop a vision of a dignified and self determining life in the community.

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  • Evaluating support: An ongoing review

    Describes the work of Focus, an organisation in Canberra which supports about one hundred people with intellectual disabilities in their housing and other needs. The aim is to facilitate their involvement in the community.

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  • After school what next?

    This article describes the Post School Options Program for school leavers who have disabilities, initiated in Australia in 1990. The program is designed to assist young school leavers access appropriate employment and community services of their choice.

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  • Do we really want parents to be less protective?

    Written by a professional to other professionals from a professional's point of view, this is nevertheless a very illuminating article in that it deals with a common attitude that professionals have towards parents of children with disabilities.

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  • The legal trends - implications for menstruation/fertility management for young women who have an intellectual disability

    Discusses some recent court decisions concerning applications for hysterectomies to be carried out on young women with intellectual disabilities. Usually the application is made by the parents but the article is not concerned with the ethics of this.

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  • Demystifying conflict of interest - a guide for service providers

    Begins by giving some examples of situations where members of staff who work with people with disabilities can easily compromise their work role by introducing their private lives into situations with residents/clients.

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