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  • Some major and overriding needs shared by all

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar by Bruce Uditsky, an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities, and organisations. They comprise a series of headings relating to the workplace and people who have disabilities.

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  • Competitive Employment Training and Placement Services

    An information paper - one of a series - which clarifies and explains that class of services defined in the Disability Services Act as Competitive Employment Training and Placement Services.

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  • Employer Attitudes: Hiring individuals with a mild intellectual disability

    Elizabeth Ainsworth, an Occupational Therapist at Nambour Hospital, NSW, presents the details of a study aimed at discovering employer attitudes towards hiring workers with a mild disability with a view to exploring strategies that could be developed to increase employer receptivity.

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  • Quality Indicators in Employment

    These notes were taken at a seminar by Michael Kendrick. Examples are given of detrimental practices (such as labelling and readiness) and practices which have been of benefit to people (such as targeted training and challenge).

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  • Jenny Kees Burgess - Service Provider - Open Employment

    The article relates to Advance Personnel, a Competitive Employment Training and Placement Agency which supports people who have disabilities into inclusive employment and is funded by the Department of Community Services and Health.

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  • Gay Boys - Employer Representative - Open Employment

    The author of this article acts as supervisor to a young man working in the Department of Defence and who has a disability.

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  • Overview of Supported Employment

    This article traces the emergence of supported employment as a result of philosophical changes in expectations for persons with disabilities, based on scientific developments that challenge traditional service-delivery models.

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  • Social Role Valorization Versus Drug Therapies

    This issue of the SRV Journal brings together a series of articles and a letter that first
    appeared in Mental Retardation as well as Wolf Wolfensberger’s lengthy and so far unpublished critique of drug therapies, which are highly relevant to anyone who serves devalued persons and particularly to those who...

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  • Synopsis of “Reply to Levitas et al"

    This article provides a critique of Wolfensberger’s assertion that prescription psychoactive drugs are health and life destroying for socially devalued people.  

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  • Reply To Levitas, McCandleless, Elenewski and Sobel

    In an article in the February 1994 issue of Mental Retardation, Wolfensberger briefly remarked on the neurotoxic, and health-and life-destroying, effects of prescription psychoactive drugs. In the October 1994 issue, Levitas et al.

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