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  • Why does Samantha Act That Way?

    This article shows how behavioural support can be used to bring about positive change in students' behaviour. At nine years of age Samantha Fake's challenging behaviours were putting her at risk of being excluded from her regular classroom.

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  • Reflections on Inclusion in Junior High

    Two parents, Anne and David, speak about their feelings and experiences at the end of their son Stephen's first year of junior high school. David delights in Stephen's development and accomplishments, as well as the freedom and acknowledgement that has come from being the parent of a child who is...

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  • Sterilisation of Children

    This paper draws attention to the lack of uniformity and inconsistencies existing between various state laws and the commonwealth law governing the sterilisation of children in Australia. A summary of the recommendations in the Family Law Council's report on sterilisation of children is given.

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  • Developing Accessible Services for Children of Non-English Speaking background with a disability

    Susan Fitch outlines issues for parents of non-English speaking background who have a child with a disability and identifies the barriers to their accessing services. She also describes the seven organisational objectives of a service model developed by ADEC (Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities), a Victorian community based organisation.

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  • Building an Ecology of Support: A case study of one young woman with severe problem behaviours living in the community

    This case study describes 30 months in the life of Emma, a young woman with a history of severe problem behaviours, who moved from a large public institution into the community. While still experiencing times of major regression, her general behaviour and improved.

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  • Peer Education: the child to child approach

    This article encourages the use of peers in the inclusive classroom as a way of teachers providing additional help with academic work to individual pupils and/or developing social relationships and gaining practical support for a child with a disability.

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  • Innovation in the Way People with Disabilities can be Supported to Live and Participate in Community Life

    When Kerrie Chernets, a young woman with a disability, wanted to move out of her family home, her options were limited and didn't offer what she was seeking. Kerry's mother Gillian realised that Kerry's needs could be met by forming a housing co-operative for people with a variety of abilities...

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  • What makes Participation successful?

    Consumer participation is the right of people with disabilities who use services to play an active and powerful role in service management and development. This article outlines nine essential elements of effective consumer participation in service provision. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Dads feel left out

    This article outlines the reasons why fathers of children with disability often feel devalued in their dealings with services providers. Suggestions are given for encouraging fathers to be involved. Keywords: Families, Professionals

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  • Treasures: A Celebration of Inclusion

    "Treasures" is a moving photographic essay, accompanied by quotations, of children participating in inclusive schooling. In her introduction to the book, Marsha Forest reflects on her visit to schools in New Hampshire and on meeting those whose lives, one way or another, have been touched by inclusion.

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