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  • Adapting the Generic Health Care System to Accommodate Complex Personal Needs

    This article shows how generic primary care services can effectively co-ordinate their services to accommodate people with disabilities who have very high support needs. It gives a detailed account of a woman who has moved into supported accommodation after spending 13 years in a locked institutional ward.

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  • Job Path: Shifting the Focus Beyond Just Work

    This is an excellent article describing the work of Job Path, an agency whose goal is to create integrated supported employment opportunities for people with severe developmental disabilities.

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  • Media Releases: get to the point and get published!

    This one-page article gives succinct advice to anyone wanting to make a media release. Keyword: Community Development

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  • Post School Options

    This article highlights several post school options programs, including the Central Coast (NSW) Post School Options program which focuses on challenging outdoor activities, and which is an individualised program catering for the specific needs and desires of those participating.

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  • The Karate Kid

    Two short articles, one by 11 yr old Barry and the other by his foster parents, show the transformation that has taken place in Barry, whose first seven years of life revolved around his medical needs.

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  • "Buddy Skills" for Preschoolers

    This article sets out eleven detailed steps to putting in place a buddy system that helps children in inclusive preschools work - and play - together more co-operatively. It is child-tested and teacher-approved. Keywords: Education, Pre-school aged, Professionals

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  • Learning Together in Inclusive Classrooms: What about the curriculum?

    The authors suggest strategies that teachers, in collaboration with inclusion facilitators and other specialists, can use to make the classroom curriculum adaptive, flexible and challenging to all students. They are strategies based on a review of professional literature together with the authors' own teaching experiences.

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  • Coming Home

    This article shows what can be achieved when support services meet changing individual needs. Working on the principle that children have the right to and are best placed in a family and community environment, Zavier Hospital (Qld) moved from being a residential for children to a support network.

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  • Closing the Shop

    The authors provide an in-depth analysis of the conversion process from maintaining sheltered workshops to providing integrated employment services, using four agencies as case studies. It is clear that in each case, the move was promoted by a change in the philosophy underpinning the organisation involved.

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  • Circles of Support

    Michael Peterson outlines support initatives that have been successful in assisting people with disabilities to participate in their community.

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