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  • Positive Behavior Support

    In this booklet we are introduced to 'JT' before and after behavioural supports were introduced into his life. His move from a highly restricted environment to one that reflects the typical routines of other young adults has been achieved with the support of an Action Group who had a common...

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  • People with Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System

    "A young woman with an intellectual disability was sexually assaulted by a bus driver. She was able to give police a detailed and credible account of what took place yet she, and her parents, were told to 'go home and forget about it'. They didn't.

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  • A Life Worth Living

    As Fitzpatrick says, "Supported living is about complete lives". In this paper, Fitzpatrick outlines the principles of personalised supports to enable people with disabilities to live in, and participate in, the life of their community. She believes that supported living should be available to all people with disability, including those...

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  • Starting Up - from idea to reality!

    Sonia Bernardi provides a guide to creating the foundations for a strong steering committee of people who are committed to establishing a Citizen Advocacy program. This includes identifying like-minding people, organising a public meeting and developing a knowledge and understanding of the principles of Citizen Advocacy and the way Citizen...

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  • Steps to writing a submission

    This article sets out what information is required when making a submission for funding. It also considers avenues for funding a Citizen Advocacy program. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Reaching for Linda's Dreams

    Linda is a young woman with autism whose challenging behaviour was increasingly distancing people from her. With the involvement of Linda's parents, key allies and Linda herself, a Personal Futures Planning meeting was held, with the idea of providing Linda the opportunity to take some control over her life.

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  • Practical and Useful Tools for Change

    If we are to embrace inclusion we need to use new and creative tools for change. Forest & Pearpoint have designed four questions to be used by families, groups and organisations with the aim of moving away from the trap of negative thinking to creating positive change.

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  • Instruction & Inclusion

    This article outlines effective teaching strategies designed to include all students in the same learning activities by the use of multi-level instruction and partial participation. It also defines the six multiple intelligences identified by Howard Gardner, whose theory of multiple intelligences has become an integral part of the multi-level instruction model.

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  • Attitudes and their consequences

    This excerpt from the Disability Awareness Package (File No. 1507) considers the reasons behind the negative attitudes towards people with disabilities which tend to be held by people who have little personal contract with people with disabilities.

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  • Let our Children Go: an organizing manual for advocates & parents

    Let our Children Go' describes how parents can fight for the needs and rights of children and adults with disabilities. It begins by stressing the importance of working out your personal values before undertaking advocacy efforts.

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