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  • Parents Perspective

    This mother writes passionately of her son's attendance at his local pre-school and how she wants this to be possible for all children (in this sense, inclusion is not just about 'disability', but about 'diversity').

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  • The importance of values in the study of culturally diverse families

    An interesting resource which focuses on beliefs and values, and the effects these have on families who come from a different cultural background. Generally this article blows the myth that all research can be and is done within an objective, valueless framework.

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  • Family Diversity: Current approaches to understanding family diversity

    This article is actually an overview of a special issue of Family Relations (see File No. 10562) but it also provides a number of important aspects about family diversity that are important for researchers and professionals dealing with families.

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  • Young adults and friendship

    An excellent article which looks at the results of a study of 'friendship' among 138, 23 year olds which reveals the dynamics and intricacies (as much as is possible) of friendships that develop naturally.

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  • The day Joe Hill came to stay

    The Leatherman family had not planned to welcome Joe into their home. Joe, an orphaned young man with a disability, found in the Leathermans the family he'd always needed and with whom he's remained for more than 50 years.

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  • What is inclusion?

    The author of this article offers an interesting perspective on what 'Inclusion' actually means and implies. He writes that if Inclusion is about 'inviting others in', who has the authority and right to do so? - ie.

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  • She's in the picture now

    It's really hard to summarise such passionate, honest and inspiring stories as this one. It is a story that brings to life so many issues that people in the 'inclusion movement' continue to speak and write about.

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  • My Brother

    This is a simple, honest, clever and powerful rebut of all the labels (and 'labellers') shoved onto a young man, simply because of of one aspect of his person, his disability.

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  • From Services to Community

    It is unfortunate that it is not known where this article came from because it provides a really great definition of 'community'. Community' is not a static concept. Community is not somewhere you arrive at or are placed/slotted into.

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  • Schools in Italy: A national policy made actual

    National Law 118 established the right of compulsory education for children with disabilities in regular classes of public schools. This law was enacted 24 years ago. In 1977 another law specified strategies for implementing inclusion.

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