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  • Play-grounds for acceptance

    This article describes an After School Programme which includes children who have disabilities. Parent commitment to the programme has been high and the programme has provided opportunities for children to mix with others who have disabilities and to gradually accept these differences as part of being human.

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  • Making a move: Advice from People First members about helping people move out of institutions & nursing homes

    John and Connie Lyle O'Brien have been involved for many years in advocacy for people with disabilities. They focus on assisting organisations respond effectively to the needs of individuals.

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  • Some do's and don'ts to remember in your advocacy relationship

    This brief paper lists the Do's and Don'ts for citizen advocates, providing important information for those who are in an advocacy relationship. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • CSIE Factsheet and Information

    This group of papers provides information on integration into ordinary schools for children who have disabilities or learning problems. The information points out the importance of a change in attitudes in both schools and society if integration is to be successful.

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  • In support of adults in the community

    Mike Steer, formerly of the Department of Intellectual Disabilities, Victoria College, writes that the time has come to make radical changes in community living for people who have disabilities.

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  • Making assumptions

    People who have little or no contact with other people who have disabilities often feel uncomfortable in their presence. This brief paper suggests how to talk with someone who has a disability and highlights the importance of not making assumptions about that person. Keyword: Attitudes

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  • Parent attitudes about residential placement before and after deinstitutionalisation: a research synthesis

    This paper reviews studies of parental attitudes on the deinstitutionalisation of a family member. It shows parents were very satisfied with institutional placement before their family member moved into the community.

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  • Citizen Advocacy, Eastside

    This paper provides information on one citizen advocacy agency in New South Wales. It explains how people are recruited, how needs are determined, and the training and support which is provided. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Caring people working to make a change

    The Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University in USA works for positive change for people with disabilities. This article by a self advocacy co-ordinator and the person who was his personal care assistant discuss their working life at the Center and what self advocacy has meant to them.

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  • Building an inclusive school community

    The author uses her knowledge of gardening - the vision required and a willingness to try new strategies - to provide ideas about creating and fostering an inclusive school community and to pass on the lessons of variety and support. Keyword: Education, School age

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