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  • Putting us out of your misery - Euthanasia: Why I am against it

    In this article, Hume outlines what state-sanctioned euthanasia, i. e. legalised euthanasia, would mean for people with disabilities, especially those with very high support needs who may not be able to speak for themselves. She backs her argument up with information from the Dutch experience.

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  • The kid from Cabin 17

    Chauncey, a boy with very high support needs, attended a summer camp with 200 other children in which he made a number of friends and generally had an excellent time.

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  • Integration through recreation: A practical response

    IntoRec is a community based recreation organisation based in Townsville. This article clearly describes its work, the challenges the organisation has faced and the way it has/continues to meet these challenges.

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  • Planning my career

    A group of exercises and strategies designed for planning a job or career for a young person with a disability. The exercises would also be quite easily adapted to suit a person with higher support needs who might need help from family and friends.

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  • Home at Last

    "Home at Last" is the inspiring and thoughtful story of two young women with significant support needs and their move from residential settings to a home of their own. It outlines the struggles of their parents to achieve this goal.

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  • Four Portraits of Friendship at an Inclusive School

    This study looks at the friendships between four pairs of children, where one of each pair has no disability and the other has a disability. While there are similarities across the friendships, each relationship is unique and fulfils an individual need in each of the students involved.

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  • Achievement by all students within the context of co-operative learning groups

    Evidence is growing that co-operative, interdependent learning positively affects the skills acquisition of students with learning challenges. This article outlines a study of three children with multiple severe disabilities placed in regular classrooms.

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  • Mary Ann and the Gift of Life

    When Mary Ann was diagnosed with terminal cancer, there came the realisation that until that time those around her had seen her disability first.

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  • Triple Screening during Pregnancy - facts, comments and opinion

    Pre-natal screening for Down Syndrome is becoming more widely used. This article reports the findings of a three year study which was published in the British Medical Journal. In addition it canvasses (partly through extracts from correspondence) ethical and moral issues surrounding pre-natal screening.

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  • Stories from Logan Square

    McKnight tells the stories of a number of people who were welcomed back into their community, Logan Square, after years of exclusion. Their move back into the community was based on two basic assumptions: Every community is hospitable, and every person has gifts to contribute.

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