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  • I Have a Dream

    Based on the speech delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D. C, 18 August 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • How Rules Push Away Friends

    A personal anecdote relating the writer's difficulty in having dinner with a friend who was being held "prisoner" by the staff at his home. The writer warns of "global policies" governing visitations.

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  • No, Not "Special" ... They're Ordinary Needs

    Kathie Snow looks at everyone in society and their needs that enable them to do their job, study or get around. She explains that assertive technology devices are not uniquely for the disabled.

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  • Separate and Unequal

    Segregated sports for persons with a disability have profound negative effects on the participants and the rest of society. Segregation reinforces prejudicial stereotypes and attitudes creating greater barriers for persons with a disability.

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  • Annie in Disabilityland

    A story told in the third person about a girl called Annie who has her world turned upside down when she is place in a "special" class.

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  • Trading Places

    The writer, intrigued by the concept of reality television and trading places, asks the question whether people without a disability would want to trade places with someone who has a disability.

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  • Yes! She Knows She's Here

    This is the second instalment on the life of Catherine Schaefer. The book celebrates the tenth anniversary of Catherine moving from her family home into her own apartment. The author, Catherine's mother, tells the story of the planning and work involved in getting Catherine her own home.

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  • Having a Child with Disability: Some thoughts, feelings and observations

    Beth Marchbank is a parent and lecturer in Disability Studies. She writes of her early experiences as the parent of a child with a disability.

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  • The Importance of Social Imagery in Interpreting Societally Devalued People to the Public

    The authors write of the importance of social imagery for devalued persons. If a devalued person, or organisation, is presented positively then it follows that people will be more attracted to that person, or organisation, and identify with, and have positive mental associations, to it.

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  • An Analysis of the Client Role from a Social Role Valorization Perspective

    The construct of social roles is central to the practice and theory of SRV. The authors explain how those persons who can hold valued social roles within society are more likely to live a supported valued life.

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