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  • Access to Justice: current issues for people with a disability

    Proposed changes to human rights legislation in Australia will have a serious impact on people with a disability. In particular, a key element of the proposed amendments is the relocation of hearings of anti-discrimination cases from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the Federal Court.

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  • Who Cares?

    David Schwartz places emphasis on seeking humane and community-based responses to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities who sometimes get caught up and lost in the maze of social service systems. He illustrates this with touching accounts of individuals.

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  • Acknowledging Barriers in Adopting Person-Centered Planning

    How should organisations go about adopting person-centred planning? This article explores some impediments to person-centred planning by organisations.

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  • Response to Articles on Self-Determination

    In this response to an invitation to comment on articles on self-determination, Michael Kennedy speaks from the perspective of someone who lived in institutions for 18 years with people with severe disability who could not talk.

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  • "I Made The Team!"

    Sean's younger brother Reid is a player in the school basketball team.

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  • Translating Self-Determination Concepts into Support for Adults with Severe Disabilities

    In order for people with severe disabilities to become more self-determining, they need to have the opportunity to exercise choice and control over their life. This requires self-awareness and a supportive environment. In this report, the authors discuss the components of self-determination and describe several barriers to self-determination.

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  • Social Role Valorization and The English Experience

    This book presents the first considered full-length account of Wolfensberger's Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory, with specific reference to the English context. It clearly demonstrates that the concept of social role valorization is directly relevant to individuals and organisations working with vulnerable groups.

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  • When I'm Gone

    This 'user-friendly' book is has been written for parents who wish to tailor their will to provide for their son or daughter's future.

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  • What Restraints Teach

    In this article Pat Amos uses examples to explain how behavioural restraints instil fear and distrust rather than achieving co-operation. She offers five negative lessons that restraints teach, saying behavioural restraint is a quick fix rather than a solution.

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  • A Quarter-Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and Impact

    This book is unique in tracing the evolution and impact of Normalisation and SRV over the last quarter-century, with many of the chapter authors personally involved in a still-evolving international movement.

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