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  • Eating for enjoyment

    This group of articles describes practices which are not devaluing when assisting people with high support needs to manage their meals. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Inclusion! The bigger picture

    This article describes the many aspects of inclusion and argues that communities of diversity are better and more productive places in which to live and learn, and those that reject diversity put us all at risk.

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  • Employment of persons with dual sensory impairment: Strategies for inclusion

    This paper describes several strategies used to ensure the inclusion of people with dual sensory impairments and other multiple disabilities in integrated community employment. It discusses job restructuring, the use of natural supports and volunteerism.

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  • Towards inclusiveness

    This story tells of one of their daughter's journey towards a life of inclusion. It concentrates on Shawntell's giftedness, whereas professionals and those around her saw, and often still see, only a severe and profound disability.

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  • Play-grounds for acceptance

    This article describes an After School Programme which includes children who have disabilities. Parent commitment to the programme has been high and the programme has provided opportunities for children to mix with others who have disabilities and to gradually accept these differences as part of being human.

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  • Making a move: Advice from People First members about helping people move out of institutions & nursing homes

    John and Connie Lyle O'Brien have been involved for many years in advocacy for people with disabilities. They focus on assisting organisations respond effectively to the needs of individuals.

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  • Some do's and don'ts to remember in your advocacy relationship

    This brief paper lists the Do's and Don'ts for citizen advocates, providing important information for those who are in an advocacy relationship. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • CSIE Factsheet and Information

    This group of papers provides information on integration into ordinary schools for children who have disabilities or learning problems. The information points out the importance of a change in attitudes in both schools and society if integration is to be successful.

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  • In support of adults in the community

    Mike Steer, formerly of the Department of Intellectual Disabilities, Victoria College, writes that the time has come to make radical changes in community living for people who have disabilities.

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  • Making assumptions

    People who have little or no contact with other people who have disabilities often feel uncomfortable in their presence. This brief paper suggests how to talk with someone who has a disability and highlights the importance of not making assumptions about that person. Keyword: Attitudes

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