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  • Guardians & accommodation decisions: principles & practicalities

    In many cases the Guardianship Board is able to make a guardianship order which provides protection in the least intrusive way and achieves a result which accomodates the person with the disability in a way that is consistent with the wishes of the person and his or her best interests.

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  • Positive Behavioral Supports

    This booklet considers challenging behaviour in the context of a supported employment setting. It suggests strategies for collecting answers to questions that need to be considered when analysing challenging behaviours and offers strategies for dealing with such behaviours.

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  • Purchasing Your Own Home: A step by step guide for persons with developmental disabilities, their families & support networks

    This comprehensive manual was designed to take adults with developmental disabilities and their families through the general steps involved in selecting and purchasing a home of their own. While the legal and financial advice contained in the manual is specific to Alberta, Canada, the manual helps 'set the scene' for...

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  • Aboriginal People with Disability and their Use of Advocacy: A Phenomenological Approach

    This paper is based on research conducted into the perceived low use of advocacy agencies in Perth by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a disability. The research identifies barriers to accessing advocacy. Using the theory of social role valorisation (SRV), Leipoldt also identifies 'wounds' which are commonly...

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  • Do Not Resuscitate - whose choice is it?

    This article expresses concerns with regard to resuscitation and decisions to withhold or withdraw drugs (and nutrition) from people with disability. One factor leading to this situation is that health care workers vary widely in their ability to distinguish between disability and illness.

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  • One of the kids

    If you have a vision of your child being included in a regular class with their peers, then this helpful book is for you! 'One of the kids' encourages parents to commit themselves to following their dream and backs this up with a wealth of practical information, including information on...

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  • Working the System: a guide for citizens, consumers and communities

    This guide is designed to help citizens, consumers and communities improve their capacity to be effective advocates by understanding how the system works. It explains the roles of Parliament, the government, public service and the legal system and the relationship between them.

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  • THE MESH MANUAL for Inclusive Schools

    Project MESH (Making Effective Schools Happen for all students) is based on the experience of two schools in establishing an inclusive education environment. These inclusive programs are based on strong values that were clarified during the planning stage of the project.This excellent manual is written with both educators and parents...

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  • (Advocacy/Communication Workshop handouts)

    To be an effective advocate you need to be an effective communicator. This kit was compiled for an Advocacy/Communication workshop run by the PEAK Parent Center. The kit contains handouts on communication skills and effective communication techniques. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Dare to Dream

    Lorraine Bartlett writes of her daughter Tracy's experiences after leaving high school. Tracy and Lorraine have been supported by a voluntary team of people who came together to find ways of meeting Tracy's needs as she grows and develops.

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