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  • Mainstream or Special School: How do we decide?

    This article looks first at the aims of education and goes on to argue that special schools cannot offer the same benefits as regular schools. It cites research studies that have demonstrated the benefits of full integration (i. e.

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  • At the Crossroads: Supported employment a Decade Later

    Supported employment in the US has clearly established itself as the most effective employment alternative for individuals with disabilities.

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  • Head Out on the Highway

    This is the story of Don Cecconi and his son Neil's adventures together on their motorcycle.

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  • Inside Abuse: Inside Australian Institutions

    This article, while not specifically on SRV, highlights the destructive effects of devaluation of people who are negatively perceived to be different. This has led to segregation, particularly through the establishment of institutions. Disturbing examples of abuse in institutions in NSW, Victoria and Queensland are given.

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  • More on UNESCO's Salamanca Framework for Action

    This article considers statements coming out of the World Conference on Special Needs Education, Access and Quality held in Salamanca (Spain) in June 1994. These statements advocate for inclusive schooling and look at what is required for inclusion to work.

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  • Dominic, are you Included?

    Sue Tuttle speaks encouragingly of her son Dom's inclusion in a regular class. Dom has significant disabilities and is medically fragile, but this has not stopped Dom from being included by his peers.

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  • Thoughts about Self-Advocacy

    Michael Kennedy explains the origins of the Self-Advocacy movement and stresses that Self-Advocacy is not just for those who have low support needs. He also stresses the importance of people with disabilities being given the opportunity of participating actively in decisions affecting their lives.

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  • Families and Disability: Occasional Papers Series No. 10

    This paper is valuable in gaining an understanding of issues in the lives of families worldwide where there is a member with a disability, although the authors stress that every family is unique.

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  • Ready Willing and Able

    This article was written for parents who are seeking an inclusive education for their child. The author stresses the importance of families choosing the school carefully, developing good communication with school staff and preparing their child for school.

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  • Staffing a Changing World,

    Jenny Gupta's experiences have shown that for care management to be effective, it relies on people who share a values base, and combine imagination, tenacity, realism and financial acumen.

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