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  • Daring to Dream: Stories of parent advocacy in Queensland

    Daring to Dream' is a collection of biographical stories around the theme of advocacy for people with disabilities. It tells a history of several families involvement with the organisation 'Queensland Parents for People with Disabilities' and how advocacy became the key to achieving their dreams for their family member.

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  • The Genetics Genie

    It is clear that we need better regulation of genetic testing and counselling; better information, support and guidance for parents; and better public policy around what genetic decisions mean for prospective parents. This easy to read booklet presents in point format the definitions, arguments around, and current debate on, pre...

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  • Disability Discrimination... How The Act Can Work For You

    A short easily read overview of the Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (note: that this act is currently under review by HREOC). The article explains what is covered by the Act as well as giving some clear examples of what is meant by the term "disability discrimination".

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  • Sharing Our Wisdom: A Collection of Presentations by People withint the Autism Spectrum

    22 people share their experiences of autism and tell a very different tale to the one universally accepted by many medical/therapeutic practitioners and the media. These are stories of hope and achievement, often against great odds.

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  • Families & Positive Behaviour Support: Addressing Problem Behaviour in Family Contexts

    The purpose of this text is to present current theory, practice and research on positive behaviour support (PBS) within families of children and youth with developmental disabilities and problem behaviour. PBS is a collaborative, assessment based approach to address problem behaviour that is underpinned by person centred values.

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  • John Deere and the Bereavement Counselor

    This article discusses how service technologies have the potential to impede progress rather than accelerate it. An illustrative example used is 'bereavement counselling', a service which weakened the effectiveness of family and community support in times of mourning.,,In assessing whether a service is a support or a hindrance, the basic...

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  • Some Reasons Why Social Role Valorization Is Important

    This article discusses the importance of Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory, arguing that it speaks to universal, timeless truths of human nature. SRV raises consciousness and concern about the fate of socially devalued people, as well as providing individuals an action theory with which to take a stand.

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  • Starting Strong: Promoting a succesful start to school

    This detailed academic paper considers a range of policy issues relevant to starting school. The authors suggest that instead of using 'readiness tests' to delay a child's start to Kindergarten, schools should tailor their teaching and learning to children's diverse skills.

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  • All Children Should Know Joy - Inclusive, Family-Centred Services for Young Children with Significant Disabilities

    This article reviews the Circle of Inclusion Project (CIP), a Kansas based service which runs inclusive, family centred services for young children with significant disabilities. Drawing from case studies, it is shown that children with significant disabilities integrated into mainstream settings experience greater social development than their peers in special...

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  • The Rights Stuff - tips for making complaints and solving problems - A tool Kit for HACC Customers

    This clearly written, well illustrated booklet provides information on the Home and Community Care (HAAC) system and the rights of HAAC consumers. The process of making a complaint about a service is outlined, emphasizing that consumers should empower themselves to make a difference.

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