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  • A Stitch in Time: A study into the respite care needs of families with disabled children in Victoria

    This study on respite care by the Children's Bureau of Australia (a non government agency that pursues three main activities nation wide - research, advocacy and information services relating to children) "examines its use for disabled children, providing a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of the population studies and parents'...

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  • Parent Access Handbook: A Summary of Lectures Given at the Parent Access Workshop, Brisbane

    This handbook is a compilation of presentations given at a Parent Access Workshop. The general theme of the workshop focused on strategies and skills for affecting positive change in the lives of family members with disabilities.

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  • Friends: A manual for connecting persons with disabilities and community members

    "This manual is for anyone who is interested in supporting a person with disabilities to widen his or her circle of relationships and develop deeper friendships. It describes the processes we used in the Friends Project **, strategies and methods which we learned were effective or non effective, observations based...

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  • The Disabled Child and the Family: An Exceptional Parent Reader

    This book is a compilation of the "best" (as the editors see them) articles published in the journal, The Exceptional Parent , in the fifteen years to 1985. The articles begin at the beginning so to speak, when the child is first born, with parental reactions to such an event.

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  • From me...to you: Advice for parents of children with special needs

    At the time this was published, Anne Whaite was a consultant for the NSW Department of Health and Judy Ellis was the Director of the Commonwealth Office on Disability. Judy is also the parent of a young man with an intellectual disability and the Coordinator of this organisation.

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  • Service delivery issues in working with fathers of children with special needs

    This brief paper advises services to involve fathers of children with disabilities (and other men- staff, volunteers etc.) so that they can participate in the care and treatment of their child. It provides strategies for helping families be more interdependent and for creating programs which are responsive to fathers' concerns.

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  • In the community or of the community?

    DRAFT - NOT TO BE REPRODUCED OR QUOTED Ethnic people who have disabilities are increasingly recognised as being doubly handicapped through, for example, labelling and having less access to appropriate and meaningful information. This paper reviews developments in the are of ethnicity and disability and makes some recommendations in an...

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  • Substitute consent- a guardianship dilemma

    This paper argues that Guardianship Boards need to target the kinds of cases in which guardianship is most likely to achieve something for the people with disabilities involved. It is argued that this need arises especially in the context of substitute consent to medical treatment, restraints etc.

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  • Draft policy on HIV/AIDS and people with an intellectual disability

    THIS IS A DRAFT AND IS NOT TO BE REPRODUCED OR QUOTED This draft policy is based on the principles enunciated in the Commonwealth Disability Services Act 1986. The contents cover education, discrimination, confidentiality, testing, services for people, and infection control guidelines. Keyword: Health

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  • The Homecoming Model

    The homecoming model has enabled 26 participating Vermont (USA) school districts to provide inclusive education to students who have presented some of the most intensive educational challenges within regular classrooms. The Homecoming Model is based on the concept of "shared ownership"among regular and special educators for the education of students...

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