Search Results

  • Who has the learning difficulty?

    Mark Burton, a psychologist and service manager with a community support team in Victoria, discusses such terms as "learning difficulties", the problems associated with them, and the use of collective terms for people who have disabilities.

    Read More
  • What's in a word?

    This article is written in the form of a letter, and slightly tongue-in-cheek, about the jargon and labelling used when referring to people who have disabilities. Keyword: Attitudes

    Read More
  • The Language of "Us" and "Them"

    A brief prose which highlights the negative ways we talk about people who have disabilities, such as "We have hobbies, they self - stim". Keyword: Attitudes

    Read More
  • Coping with the non disabled

    This article deals with the barriers facing people who have disabilities caused by negative and/or stereotyping attitudes. It explains what the major barriers are, how to recognise them and what to do about them. Short stories are used to portray various positive and negative attitudes. Keyword: Attitudes

    Read More
  • People with an intellectual disability can arouse repulsions

    This short paper raises questions which force people who do not have disabilities to ask, "What is wrong with us that makes us want to avoid those with intellectual disabilities?" Keyword: Attitudes

    Read More
  • Discrimination and intellectual disability: Selected case studies

    This paper uses selected case studies to portray discriminatory attitudes to people with disabilities. Situations include community attitudes, exploitation in employment and lack of recreational opportunities. Keyword: Attitudes

    Read More
  • Disability and community attitudes: A process of change

    Jitka Jilich, an educator, discusses the fact that for people who have disabilities their community seems to be restricted to those people who are some way personally involved in their care.

    Read More
  • Advocacy Services,

    This information paper - one in a series - aims to clarify and explain that class of services defined in the Disability Services Act as Advocacy Services (e. g. Self, Citizen, Parent, Group).

    Read More
  • Building Creative Tensions: Developing a Citizen Advocacy Program for People with Mental Handicaps

    John O'Brien is a leader in organisational change in the US in order to get better quality community support for people who have disabilities. In this booklet he describes the Georgia Advocacy Office's experience in planning and implementing the means to represent the interests of people who have disabilities.

    Read More
  • Be nice

    Dr. Marsha Forest, an American educator who developed the concept of "Circles of Friends" in America wrote this poem entitled "be nice". She says this is not the time to 'be nice' but rather the time for 'passion and fire'. ". . .

    Read More

© 2015 - 2019 Family Advocacy. Site by Internetrix.