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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    appeared in Mental Retardation as well as Wolf Wolfensberger’s lengthy and so far unpublished critique of drug therapies, which are highly relevant to anyone who serves devalued persons and particularly to those who...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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  • Co-operative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms: Learning to Become a Community

    In inclusive schoolrooms, striking a balance between meeting the unique needs of students with disabilities and involving them in co-operative learning activities with their peers is a challenge to many teachers.

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  • The "Butwhatabout" Kids!

    We have all heard about them - the 'yes-but' and 'whadabout' kids - who seem to challenge some teachers too much to be considered for inclusive schooling.

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  • Securing an inclusive placement: you are not alone

    After a brief description of what inclusion means ("a child with a disability, like any other child of about the same age, attending the neighbourhood school as a full member of a regular classroom"), the authors present advice to parents seeking to get a placement at their local school.

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  • Like me

    This is a really touching, simple poem written by a child sharing her feelings about a new disabled boy at school. Initially the disabled child is seen as very different, almost alien: ". . .

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