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  • Circles of Support

    In order to assist her son to live a good life in his local community, Sally Richards utilised a strategy known as a 'Circle of Support', sometimes known as 'Circles of Friends' or 'Networks of Support'.

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  • Special at school but lonley at home: An alternative friendship group for adolescents with Down Syndrome

    In order for people with disability to live independent and full lives in the community, relationships are important. However, one of the most intractable problems for people with disability is making friends. This paper documents a study which compares the strength of school based friendship groups to mixed aged community...

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  • Planning for now, tomorrow and the future

    One of the most common concerns for families is the uncertainty about the future for their family member with disability. When contemplating what will happen when they die, many parents think only of wills and guardian ship.

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  • Widening the Circle - The Power of Inclusive Classrooms

    Widening the Circle is a passionate argument for creating school and classroom environments where all students are welcomed on equal terms. Professor of Inclusive Education in the Teaching and Leadership Department of the School of Education at Syracuse University, New York, Mara Sapon-Shevin, articulates a vision of inclusion as a...

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  • Safe And Secure

    This book is based on the experiences of families who live in Western Australia and Canada who had a common desire - a good life for their family members with disability, now and in the future. Who would care for their family member when they were no longer around? Who would...

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  • Family -Managed Supports:A guide for families hiring and managing staff

    This resource was developed for families in Canada where Family Managed Support is a funding option, that is, funding is provided to a parent, sibling or guardian who then in turn hires staff and oversees the support of their family member with disability.

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  • Person-Centred Planning

    Planning is something that everyone does, but when a person has disability, planning becomes a necessity. Person Centred Planning enables people with disability to be at the centre of the planning process: to steer and set the direction.

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  • What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education

    What really Works...will be a useful tool for both teachers and families in considering practical strategies to effectively include students with disability. The book outlines evidence and underlying ideas for 24 teaching strategies for students in both primary and secondary settings.

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  • Within Reach

    Work in the community is well within reach of people with disability and this resource assists families to clarify their understanding of the current work environment and career development concepts. How people gain a sense of "what they want to be when they grow up" is a subtle process that begins...

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  • SRV as a resource for seeking and shaping the Good Life.

    Social Role Valorisation or SRV is a theory that the majority of people have not encountered. Michael Kendrick observes that those who have been fortunate enough to immerse themselves in SRV find it very helpful in assisting people with disability to have a good life and describes some of the...

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