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  • Community development and community management

    The aim of this paper is to promote discussion and focus debate about the role and relevance of community management in the non government welfare sector. It argues that it is difficult to get truly community representation on Management Committees, that consumer participation is often avoided because of criticism of...

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  • Parent groups, their past, present....and future

    Judy Ellis, a parent leader from NSW, believes it is vital to understand the contributions the past has made before deciding what the future will be. "For the movement of parent and /or consumer groups to work well, it is crucial to build on the past".

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  • Double Disadvantage

    This is a transcript of a speech by Irene Moss, the Race Discrimination Commissioner for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, at the first national conference on the impact of disability within ethnic communities in Australia.

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  • Organising and Leading Parent Groups of Medium Structure

    "Those involved in the care of children are aware of the impact of the role of the parent in the development of the child. This awareness has brought about the implementation of a variety of parenting programs to a variety of parent groups".

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  • Enhancing social support for parents of developmentally disabled children: Training in interpersonal problem solving skills

    This paper describes a training program for enhancing parent support networks by improving parents interpersonal problem solving skills. It discusses the rationale for such a program which is to avoid making the child with the disability the scapegoat.

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  • Family support networks

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar on Family Support Networks by Bruce Uditsky, an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities and organisations. Uditsky encourages families to start building up networks while their child is still young, and offers suggestions...

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  • Metamorphosis to strength

    This is a brief account but provides a valuable insight into the strengths of parent to parent groups, and how new parents of a child with a disability can be helped by speaking with older parents. Keyword: Families

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  • Catching up with Jessica

    A parent has the Great Expectation that her whole family could participate 100% in a skiing holiday, they could all have a great time, and no-one would suffer. By planning this trip around the needs of her daughter who has cerebral palsy, this brief account shows how this happened.

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  • Some reflections on community life in the Blue Mountains for people with developmental disabilities

    This account describes how two parents realised they had held the mistaken belief that love for their daughter with high support needs meant protection. They watched with trepidation while their daughter moved from institutional type accommodation to a supported house in an upper Blue Mountains community and then observed how...

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  • Our relationship to her has bonded us together

    This brief story about a woman who has Alzeimer's Disease describes how a family was enriched by her continuing inclusion as a family member and a contributing citizen. Keywords: Aging, Families

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