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  • Dreaming for different futures

    This is a talk given by the sister of a young man with a disability. She talks about her dreams for him and also what they have both given each other throughout their lives. Her ultimate argument is twofold; in order to dream for different futures for people, you have...

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  • Deconstructing SRV

    It is often argued that Social Role Valorisation (SRV) is a highly guarded theory, and because healthy debate can only make something stronger, this article is a critique of an SRV lecture series the author attended (although he purports to deconstruct the entire theory).

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  • Letter to the editor

    This is a reply to Bleasdale's critique of an SRV lecture series (File No. 10518). Armstrong has some interesting counter arguments to Bleasdale's assertions that SRV does not call for society to change but rather that people with intellectual disabilities should take on the values of the dominant culture.

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  • Deinstitutionalisation: seven central lessons of the past decade

    Lord writes that too often 'deinstitutionalisation' has simply meant 'dumping', 'abandonment', 'cost saving' or nothing more than the creation of smaller 'community institutions' in which people are still congregated and which still completely dominate and control individuals' lives.

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  • Full of purpose and meaning

    This is a really great short story about the move of a man from a psychiatric hospital to a home of his own close to his family. It is a great article because it shows how the process of deinstitutionalisation can work if the focus is on the individual and...

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  • Supporting families to participate in the Right Future

    This is a description of a Canadian government program called the Right Future - a project that has committed funds for numerous people (for the rest of their lives) to move from a large institution back to their family communities (or otherwise, if their families have chosen not to be...

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  • A future with friends

    This is a short story about how a Canadian government project - the Right Future - helped two men move from an institution to share an apartment. It is a story about how programs and professionals can do wonders when they support and build upon natural friendships and family support...

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  • Promoting inclusive services for people with intellectual disabilities

    The author gives an overview of research from the Centre for Human Policy, Syracuse University regarding what they have discovered about human service systems, policy development and governmental programs for people with disabilities. Steer links this research into what is happening at a bureaucratic level in Australia.

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  • How are we assisting young people with disabilities to move to adulthood?

    This is a synopsis of a much larger qualitative research study which examined transition from school to adult life in one local community. What this synopsis shows is that there is still a long way to go with regards meaningful and long term transition planning - a lack of inclusive...

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  • Statement of support for inclusive communities and an affirmation of an inclusive society

    This is a short but very clear and positive statement about what an inclusive society should look like and the role that human services should play within such a society (a role that has very clear boundaries, objectives and ethical implications for professional practice). Keywords: Inclusion, Community Development

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