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  • Changeover to Community Employment: The Problem of Realigning Organizational Culture, Resources and Community Roles

    This paper provides information on the experience of organisations that serve individuals with very high support needs related to a total organisational change to supported employment. While many of the recommendations developed from these experiences, together with the barriers organisations faced, relate specifically to the US political system, they are...

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  • New Hampshire Self Determination Project (Part 2)

    This article looks more closely at the principles (see Part 1, File No. 10649) underlying the process of change to a community that includes people with disabilities in all aspects of community life. It also gives strategies to achieve these goals and honour the principles that underlie them.

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  • The Declaration of Interdependence

    This declaration challenges us all to get to know and understand the individual with the disability rather than making assumptions about the person and acting on them. It contrasts "Do's" and "Do nots" with what is really needed to achieve interdependence rather than independence or dependence. Keyword: Attitudes

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  • Promoting Friendships through Recreation and Leisure

    This article highlights some of the key issues in facilitating friendships between individuals with and without disabilities. It makes the point that it is important for people with disabilities to spend time in community activities and settings where others form relationships rather than in anonymous places such as theatres and...

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  • An Inclusive Community of Learners

    This brief article profiles a New Hampshire high school that has created a vision of education that values belonging and achievement for all students. Souhegan High School, where the issues of equity and excellence are realised in both philosophy and practice, has successfully addressed many of the issues that face...

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  • Let our Children be

    This is a collection of stories by fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers of children with disabilities. The stories are honest and moving and show the struggle to find acceptance and a sense of belonging. They reveal the pain of exclusion and the difference that it makes to be genuinely included.

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  • Choice is not an Option

    This paper, which was presented at the 1995 ASSID Conference, emphasises the importance of giving people with disabilities choices in their life, of helping them to understand what the choices are, as well as the consequences of making a particular choice.

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  • Adapting the Generic Health Care System to Accommodate Complex Personal Needs

    This article shows how generic primary care services can effectively co-ordinate their services to accommodate people with disabilities who have very high support needs. It gives a detailed account of a woman who has moved into supported accommodation after spending 13 years in a locked institutional ward.

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  • Job Path: Shifting the Focus Beyond Just Work

    This is an excellent article describing the work of Job Path, an agency whose goal is to create integrated supported employment opportunities for people with severe developmental disabilities. Job Path has created several projects, including one which assists people to leave day treatment centres and another for students graduating from...

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  • Media Releases: get to the point and get published!

    This one-page article gives succinct advice to anyone wanting to make a media release. Keyword: Community Development

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