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  • Strengths & Strategies Profile - Assessing and Sharing What Matters

    According to Paula Kluth, "if we focus on struggles and overlook a student's strengths and gifts, it becomes hard to plan for and support that learner". This article suggests the use of a simple planning document titled "Strengths and Strategies".

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  • Identity Theft

    According to Kathie Snow, "when a disability label robs an individual of the right to define himself or herself, there is a case of 'identity theft'". In this article, she describes how easily we label people with disability, many times unintentionally, and how detrimental this is.

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  • Hearts and Minds

    This is an inspiring article by Kathie Snow, in which she writes about the importance of thinking about the person first, focusing on their abilities rather than the disability. There is a clear message in favour of inclusion and against segregation in this article, where Kathie Snow bases her views...

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  • Housing and Support for People with "Challenging Behaviour" -Some Guidance

    Michael Kendrick explains in this presentation the strategies he supports with regards to housing and support of people referred to as "behaviourally challenging", and also what strategies he does not support and why.,Among some of the key points within the desirable strategies, Kendrick mentions the focus not on the behaviour...

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  • The Potential Role Of Questionable Assumptions In Personal Planning Processes

    In recent decades "person centered service" has been heralded by many people as constituting a kind of high order paradigm shift. This claim is certainly not without some merit, but it may both be overstating what has actually been accomplished in people's lives, and it may not fully acknowledge how...

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  • Culturally Sensitive Family Support Services: The Massachusetts Example

    In this article, Michael Kendrick describes an innovative flexible family support service which is particularly responsive to the needs of people from non-English speaking background.

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  • The Empowering Value Of "Life-Giving" Assumptions About People

    It is normal enough for most people to believe that their personal values are in the proper place and that they usually behave in a virtuous and blame-free way. Frequently, people tend to see the need for others to improve in this regard long before they recognize their own shortcomings.

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  • Family Governed Flexible Family Support: The Massachusetts Small Project Example

    Considerable interest exists in the strategy of supporting grass roots family governed family support projects that has occurred within the state of Massachusetts. This strategy was developed extensively during the 1990s and continues in the present.

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  • The Role Of Personal Integrity In Upholding "Right Relationship" In Organisations

    Choosing the right pathway begins with the recognition that there needs to be a fundamentally respectful and ethical relationship between services and the people they assist, i.e. "right relationship". Secondly, it requires that such individuals recognise that they can personally embody right relationship ethics in how they relate to people,...

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  • Some Broad Strategies to Shield People from Invasive Bureaucracy

    Recognising that services themselves struggle with Technocratic Managerialism, Michael Kendrick offers some broad strategies to organisations and workers who can become effective buffers against impersonal bureaucratic processes that intrude into the lives of the people they support.,,The strategies presented here are not intended to be a detailed plan for tackling...

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