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  • Parent Advocacy: The Queensland Experience

    A paper presented in August 1986, at the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Group for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (AGSSOMD) by Jeremy Ward, a parent leader from Queensland.

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  • Relationships with Severely Disabled People: The Social Construction of Humanness

    A qualitative paper which looks at friendships between non disabled people and people who have disabilities. It is especially concerned with examining non disabled people who are in relationships with those labelled 'severely disabled', those who cannot talk and those whose humanness is often considered problematic.

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  • Putting all kids on the map

    The authors describe the process of facilitating inclusion by a process known as MAPS (McGill Action Planning System), a collaborative process that brings the key actors in a child's life together to create an action plan to be implemented in a regular classroom setting.

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  • Corporate Advocacy

    An information paper providing the definition of corporate advocacy and explains how a corporate advocacy group acts as a watchdog of the quantity and quality of services. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • An Evaluation of Queensland Advocacy Inc. Report of the External Team

    Michael Kendrick, Director of the Institute for Leadership and Community Development, Massachusetts, U. S. A. , led an external evaluation of Queensland Advocacy Inc. , a systems advocacy organisation. This report describes how the review was conducted and outlines its findings and recommendations.

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  • Our Rights

    This booklet reports on the outcomes of four workshops held for people with disabilities whose services had been reviewed. These outcomes are to be used as a basis for lobbying the government. The information in the booklet includes descriptions of advocacy and the support required for advocacy to happen.

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  • Reflections on the status of citizen advocacy

    This Canadian paper is based on a series of presentations given at events where the development of citizen advocacy was critically examined. It provides an historical reflection and an overview of the major theoretical determinants of advocate-protege pairing.

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  • Citizen Advocacy

    This information sheet describes citizen advocacy, what citizen advocacy is NOT, the role of the Citizen Advocacy office, the goals of citizen advocacy, and who benefits. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Self Advocacy

    This brief sheet summarises self advocacy and why it is important. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Self advocacy: A guide to teaching persons with severe disabilities about their basic rights and responsibilities as members of their community

    This American paper is designed to provide a framework for people who wish to assist people who have severe disabilities better understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens. The material is designed to assist teachers incorporate self advocacy training within the context of the person's environment, e. g.

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