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  • "Person-Centered Transition Planning

    "High school students and their families should set the goals for transition planning. " This article outlines the process for conducting transition programming using a person-centered planning approach.

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  • Some Thoughts on Developing Friendships

    For friendships to occur, people need to get to know each other. This means that it is important to look for opportunities for people with disabilities to make connections with people that may lead to the development of future relationships.

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  • Self-Determination across the Life Span

    "This book . . will help us frame the issues and act more responsibly". (Ian Pumpian). Recognising that self-determination is one of the building blocks for people with disability, this book explores the theoretical, developmental and practical aspects of decision making.

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  • Developing Accessible Services for People with a Disability of Non-English Speaking Background: A Model

    This paper describes a pilot project called the "Ethnic Access Consultancy Project". It describes a series of strategies for improving the utilisation of services by people of NESB with disabilities. The paper includes observations around the project's implementation (this involved four organisations in Melbourne).

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  • Culture and Disability in the Pacific: When Does a Difference Make a Difference?

    Fitzgerald's experiences in Micronesia and American and Western Samoa have confirmed her belief that perceptions about what constitutes a disability vary both within and across cultures; similarly, societal perceptions of and attitudes towards differences among individuals vary widely.

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  • Report on Western Australia's Post School Options Program

    This report gives a background to the Post School Options Program and outlines the way that the program operates. Options available under the program are integrated employment (open/competitive and supported) and community access skills. These are tailored to the individual needs of the young person with a disability.

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  • Individual Planning with Adults who have Learning Difficulties: key issues - key sources

    Greasley argues that individual planning and assessment should actively involve the person with the disability. Rather than emphasising personal inadequacies relating to education and social competencies, it should be about lifestyle issues.

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  • Transition Services

    The key to effective transition is to prepare for change by planning ahead. This article suggests ways of achieving this which include following a person-centred planning process, being aware of outside resources and involving an advocate where the person is unable to advocate effectively on their own behalf.

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  • Transition for students with disabilities: the first five years

    This paper discusses current transition processes and practices and provides initial evaluation and outcome data. Areas covered include Individual Transition Planning, curriculum issues and vocational training.

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  • Advocacy: a practical approach - Dealing with politicians

    This article is a practical guide to dealing with federal government either through approaching individuals or by appearing before Parliamentary or Cabinet committees. Much of the information in the article is based on a survey of Members of Parliament and Senators. The article includes tips for meeting with politicians.

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