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  • Just Friends

    Just Friends' explores how friendships can be instrumental in leading individuals with intellectual disability out of social isolation and into meaningful involvement in the community. The video profiles three relationships to illustrate the mutual value to those involved.

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  • Two are better than one

    Many people with a disability have few, if any, relationships. In this article Kristan Baker looks at the importance of relationships and offers ideas that, if acted upon, are likely to provide an opportunity for relationships to develop. Keyword: Friendship,

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  • The Mixed-Reality of Community Life

    In this article Richard Warner shares some insights from his relationships and work with people with disability in the community. He also offers suggestions on how to support someone to link with their local community. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Ethical Leadership: when management isn't enough

    This article is an excerpt from a paper by Beverley Funnell. It is based on a conviction that competent human service management recognises a responsibility for leadership and for understanding ethical issues. Keyword: Ethics

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  • What Can We Expect from the Political Process?

    Jack Frisch identifies reasons why people with disability are ignored by politicians, and follows this up by outlining ways of encouraging politicians to take more notice of people with disability. These includes backing up words with action. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Essential Lifestyle Planning

    Elizabeth Bell is the sister of Paula, a woman with intellectual disability. In this article Elizabeth Bell talks with enthusiasm about her involvement in the Essential Lifestyle Planning process (ELP) which was facilitated by Debbie Rouget on Paula's behalf.

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  • Confronting the Distortions: Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome and Prenatal Testing

    This article explores some of the issues presented by prenatal testing which the DSAQ (Down Syndrome Association of Queensland) position statement (an Appendix to this article) seeks to address.

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  • Community Engagement

    John O'Brien believes self-determination and individual funding offer the opportunity to improve the lives of people with disability. For this to take place, people with disability and their families need to engage the community.

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  • Workplace Culture, Social Interactions, and Supports for Transition-Age Young Adults

    This paper discusses the role of the workplace and its culture in supporting social inclusion and workplace support for employess with disability. It is based upon the results of a qualitation study of the workplace experience of 8 young adults with developmental disability.

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  • Equity and Advocacy Expectations of Culturally Diverse Families' Participation in Special Education

    Set in the context of the equity and advocacy expectations of the US Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this article focuses on families from culturally diverse backgrounds. The article identifies barriers to such families working collaboratively with education professionals.

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