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  • A Balanced Multi-Component Advocacy/Protection Schema

    This is a very important document in the history of the advocacy movement, and one with continuing relevance, written by one of its key leaders. It challenges assumption and is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the essence of advocacy.

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  • Guardianship guidance: helping people who can't decide

    This news article looks at the pros and cons of the Guardianship Board. It explains why the Board was put in place and how it works. The article describes both success stories and where there are areas of concern. Keyword: Legal

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  • A small death in Cape Town,

    "The apartheid system was far more complicated than many realise. It was never simply black versus white. The concept of divide and rule, which kept the Boers in power so long, relied on creating hatred and jealousy between as many different groups as possible.

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  • Lesson in hope

    A very short newspaper article about a young woman preparing to enter Year 12 at a regular school. The article is extremely positive a takes a 'no big deal' approach to this young woman's inclusion. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Love is the answer

    This is a short piece written by a teacher about her developing relationship with a boy in her class who would have had several labels (including 'difficult', 'behavioural problems', 'the bad boy').

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  • Disabled man marks first year of freedom

    A short newspaper article about a man's life now, after spending 47 years in an institution. He now shares an apartment with 2 other people and has a job at a state Department. The article is an example of self determination and what individualised funding can achieve. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Integration offers opportunities

    An upbeat account of the successful inclusion of a new student with significant support needs in a small country school. The story does mention that the placement will be reviewed, leaving open the door for segregation at some stage in the future.

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  • Syndrome Stigmata

    This article is written by the father of a newly born baby who has Down Syndrome.

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  • Into Rec: Integration Through Recreation

    Into Rec is a recreation program based in Townsville which was set up to assist people with a disability to gain access to and become involved in their community as set out in the mission, goals and objectives which form part of the kit.

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  • Making Dreams a Reality: Using Personal Networks to Achieve Goals as you prepare to leave High School

    This is a comprehensive guide to effective self-determination using three insprirational stories. In the stories, the reader is told how formal and informal networks can be formed between a person with a disability and friends, family, therapists and educators to help the person achieve their goals.

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