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  • Tori gets a job

    This article describes the process whereby a family came to a decision that their son's placement in a sheltered workshop was totally inappropriate, and then what they did about it. The article includes some powerful comments by the mother: "...I wanted to demonstrate to professionals....that people like Tori...do not need...

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  • Supported employment

    This is an excellent article which clarifies what a true supported employment strategy should entail. The author is very clear about what constitutes and what does not constitute 'supported employment'. He argues that definitions need to be precise otherwise there will be a continuation of inadequate, contradictory and disempowering government...

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  • The image of accessibility

    Barrier free design has shifted from a focus purely on the functional aspects of products and designs, to how accessible features can be integrated into the design phase in order to enhance the built world. This shift views the provision of accessibility not as a burden but as something that...

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  • Home of Your Own Project in New Hampshire

    This is a very detailed explanation of an American project designed to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate an approach to assist individuals to buy their own homes and be included in their communities (it was seen that ownership can serve as a platform for community membership).

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  • Education for all: Arguing principles or pretending agreement?

    Although this is a rather wordy article, it is useful as Slee delves into the world of 'special education' and 'integration'. Specifically he analyses the language within such 'worlds' and its contradictory nature: for example the conflict between the broader political frameworks of 'justice' and 'equity' on the one hand,...

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  • Toward Inclusive Classrooms

    A very specific article concerning inclusive science curriculum for Year 6 and Year 7 classes. The article is an abstract of 2 chapters in the book, Toward Inclusive Classrooms. The first abstract explains how 2 teachers transformed their Year 7 science class so that all students had a valued role...

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  • Sue Rubin Speaks Out

    This is an excellent article by a young political activist who also has autism. She writes about her decision (which in some ways seems more like an obligation) to organise autistic people in order to advocate for their human rights - particularly in relation to the use of aversive behaviour...

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  • Rules for funding social change for people with disabilities

    The authors give a list and brief explanation of 16 'rules' to keep in mind when attempting to enact progressive social change. Some excellent ones include: "Rule 3: Successful social change efforts enlist allies in the cause", "Rule 4: Systems don't change: people do", and within 'Rule 2', they write...

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  • Student support through cooperative learning

    A very practical article by Sapon-Shevin, directed to teachers, detailing 3 ways to create a co-operative classroom: 1. creating a co-operative classroom environment by doing things such as removing symbols of competition, or by changing classroom language; 2. using co-operative learning groups and projects, and; 3.

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  • Developing culturally inclusive services for individuals with severe disabilities

    This position paper argues that concerns about race and culture have been largely ignored with respect to students with severe disabilities. It notes that cultures themselves are changing and adaptable, with individuals being affected by class, generational status, religion, gender and geographical location.

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