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  • Medication used to control people in State Government institutions

    This collection of article and letters was compiled by NCID as part of a campaign to remedy the overuse of drugs to control the behaviour of people with intellectual disabilities in state run institutions. Keyword: Health

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  • On the imperial possibilities of modernised medicine

    This paper by John McKnight, the founder of the Centre for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University, Illinois, takes an acerbic look at the American health system and his theory that medicine purports now to offer not just the elimination of disease but the perfection of life, as...

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  • You and I

    This brief prose, reprinted from the Values into Action newsletter, emphasises the difference between people's interpretation of the life of a person with a disability and a person without a disability. For example "I am aggressive, you are assertive" and "my case manager, psychologist, occupational therapist, nutritionist and house staff...

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  • A tale about lifestyle changes: Comments on "Toward a technology of 'non aversive' behavioural support"

    The Turnbulls, parents of Jay who has an intellectual disability, tell two different stories about Jay. One is about his life when he was using services typically used by others with disabilities and one is about his life now, when he is living and working inclusively within his community.

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  • Patterns and episodes of positive valuation

    In this article, Wolf Wolfensberger (Director of the Training Institute at Syracuse University, one of the world's foremost developers of Social Role Valorisation and is the founder of citizen advocacy) notes that in contemporary society many non disabled people see those who do have disabilities in a negative light but...

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  • Submission by Queensland Parents of People with a Disability Inc. on Educational Provision for Students with Disabilities

    This paper is a copy of a submission detailing the beliefs of the organisation and the changes it wants in policies, practices and schools. Keywords: Education, Inclusion, School Age

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  • Knowing about knowing: Margin notes on disability research

    This is an excellent article for professionals involved in research around issues that affect the lives of people with disabilities. It is an article that plainly presents what research should be about - that is, it is an article concerned with ethical professional practice.

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  • "You will only learn what you already know": Proceedings, Literacy and Inclusion Conference

    This booklet contains two keynote speeches by John McKnight and Judith Snow. The last 'chapter' is a summary of McKnight's speech. McKnight gives a broad overview of the differences between, and definitions of, 'communities' and 'service systems'. Snow illustrates these differences perfectly through her own personal story.

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  • "Marion" case - Family Law Court decision on sterilisation

    This group of papers includes letters, press releases and newspaper items pertaining to the 1990 "Marion" case in which the Family Law Court of NSW allowed the involuntary sterilisation of a teenage girl, and 2 years later its decision that only the authorisation of the Family Court can make such...

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  • Integrated employment

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar by Bruce Uditsky (an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities and organisations). Uditsky argues that enclaves and mobile work crews are merely extensions of sheltered workshops and he provides a definition of integrated...

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