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  • Media statement: People with disabilities oppose Reeve's message

    This media statement and accompanying letter, express opposition to Christopher Reeve's 'cure' centered approach to disability. Three advocates call on the government to take action to improve the lives of people with disabilities, rather than simply supporting stem-cell research.

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  • One person at a time: How one agency changed from group to individualized services for people with disabilities

    This book documents the transformation of Onondaga Community Living (OCL), a provider of residential services for people with disability. In the late 1980s, OCL operated several group homes, the limitation of which became apparent as staff and board members became better acquainted with the people being served.

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  • Relationships and everyday lives: people with a disability and vital communities

    This book is a collection of articles dealing with the importance of strong relationships for people with disability. People with disability and their family, friends and assistants tell their personal stories of the struggles and triumphs involved in establishing and maintaining independence and friendship.

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  • Anecdotes inspired by Renee

    Annette Herbert, a mother, tells a series of anecdotes about sharing life with her 19 year old daughter, Renee, and helping her overcome the challenges of her disability to lead a fulfilling life. With the help of her mother and support workers who encourage her independence, Renee attends TAFE, enjoys...

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  • Lives Unrealised: Clienthood and the disability industry

    This academic work criticizes the bureaucracy and 'client' focus that tends to develop around people with intellectual disability. The book's main premise is that people with disability are being harmed by the 'welfare system' which makes it difficult for people with disability to form attachments to and be surrounded by...

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  • Down Syndrome is not a Disease, but Another Personal Characteristic

    Pablo Pineda is Spain's first university graduate with Down Syndrome. In an interview, he comments that he found university 'liberating', but had to overcome a great deal of prejudice about his disability. He believes attitudes are changing, but there is more work to be done.

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  • Supporting Self-Determination with Integrity

    This article traces the history of self-determination for people with developmental disability. The authors argue that while advocates work towards achieving independence and empowerment, they should not loose sight of the importance of interdependence, contribution and engagement.

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  • Worth Living

    In this powerful article, Johnson confrontingly writes of her happiness and success in life 'despite' her incurable neuromuscular disease. She argues against the judgment of a South Carolina court that the assisted suicide of disabled people was 'an act of mercy'.

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  • Learning to Listen: The Key to Supported Living

    Supported living is a service which enables a person with developmental disability to join an agency which provides whatever assistance necessary for them to live in a secure home of their own. This fact sheet on supported living explains its benefits, counters misconceptions and provides comments from a user of...

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  • Looking past family

    This article discusses the misconceptions and overt discrimination which surrounds parents with an intellectual disability. The child protection system perceives disability as an automatic risk factor, discriminating against the parent while claiming to protect the child's interest.

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