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  • The General Practice Care of People with Intellectual Disability: barriers and solutions

    This article is based on responses to a random sample of general practitioners (GPs) surveyed throughout Australia. The research identified a range of barriers which compromise the quality of health care available to people with intellectual disability, the main ones being communication difficulties with both patients and other health professionals,...

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  • Oliver's Story - Team work, resources and innovation turn a life around

    Oliver is a young man with autism who has challenging behaviours and who spent many years in an institution. Upon rejection from a group home, his parents and some staff members worked on providing him with a service that was tailored to his needs.

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  • Justice for People with Disabilities: Legal and Institutional Issues

    The values underlying the delivery of services to people with disabilities have changed so that today people with disabilities are required to be treated as full citizens with the same rights of other citizens. This book deals with the nature of the change and its legal and institutional ramifications.

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  • Money for Life - A Guide to Financial Management Options for Older People and People with Disabilities

    This practical and user-friendly guide provides clearly set out information about the formal and informal ways a person may be involved in making decisions about someone else's finances. It covers information on making financial decisions; financial management arrangements, managing finances; income and financial planning; financial aspects of accomodation; employment; wills...

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  • Inclusive Education - A Parent's Perspective

    Wendy Stroeve, a parent and teacher, reflects on the far-reaching impact of our school years, an impact which goes beyond educational goals. Stroeve argues passionately that parents of children with disabilities desire the same outcomes for their children as other parents and that these can only be achieved in typical surroundings.

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  • Ten Ways to Support a Person with Challenging Behaviour

    This fact sheet is taken from an article by David Pitonyak which appeared in The Community Journal. 'Imagine living the person's life,' Pitonyak wrote, 'and view the following list as the first steps to building a more effective behavioural plan.' Keyword: Individualisation

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  • The Special Educator and Inclusion: A new Reality

    Where and how does the Special Education teacher fit into the inclusive schooling model? This article stresses that the Special Education teacher has a new and important role which involves providing support to the classroom teacher through working with them either directly or indirectly.

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  • Quick-Guides to Inclusion,

    This well-laid out manual focuses on the topics most essential to successful inclusion: Including students with disabilities in the classroom; Building partnerships with parents; Creating partnerships with paraprofessionals; Getting the most out of support services and Creating positive behavioral supports.

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  • Forging Independent Links between Community Members: our role in attitude change

    In this article, reprinted in the DSA of NSW Newsletter, Deborah Fullwood talks about the attitudes which are commonly shown towards people with a disability and the implications of those attitudes. Fullwood believes we should look at what we want to achieve and then at the attitudes which support this:...

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  • Inclusive Schooling: Pushing the boundaries of parental involvement

    This as yet unpublished chapter formed the basis of a presentation to a Brisbane conference. It considers the on-going struggle for inclusive education. O'Brien gives a historical perspective on advocacy for educational reform. She also presents and discusses common themes which emerged from interviews with people involved in the parent...

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