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  • From Behind the Piano: The building of Judith Snow's unique circle of friends

    A powerful little book that tells the story of a Canadian woman, Judith Snow, and her circle of friends she dubbed her 'Joshua Committee' - "for blowing down the walls of the world so she could get in".

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  • The Creatures Time Forgot: Photography and disability imagery

    This book is about links, particularly the links between theory and practice. Hevey, photographer and author, exposes the links between 'disability imagery' (e.g. through charity advertising) and broader societal thought. 'Disability imagery' both mirrors and feeds dominant thought - for example, a segregationist approach.

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  • Oliver Twist Has Asked For More: The politics and practice of getting justice for people with disabilities

    In a world increasingly dominated by economic rationalism and corporate interests, good advocacy is more and more vital, because good advocacy is concerned with social justice and social change. In this sense, it is both very ordinary and very extraordinary; it stands against the current tide.

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  • A Guide to Making Representative Complaints

    This book is a clearly set out guide on how to make a representative complaint under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). The first section of the guide deals with requirements under sections 69 and 89 of the DDA and is illustrated with examples.

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  • The Lone Father

    A father, Wilbur Hawke, talks of his experience with his son, Cayman. In a reversal of roles, Wilbur became the primary care giver when Cayman developed disabilities. He talks of his thirst for information and resources and the family's struggle with regard to Cayman's education.

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  • Delivering Difficult News

    This article highlights the importance of professionals developing good communication with parents. The authors give advice on how professionals can best break the news of a child's disability to the parents. Emphasis is placed on the emotional impact on the parents of receiving such news. Keywords: Families, Professionals

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  • The Higher Education Transition Model: Guidelines for facilitating college transition among college-bound students with disabilities

    The authors suggest that preparation for higher education for students with disabilities should be based on the 'Higher Education Model'. This model incorporates psychosocial preparation, academic development (including goal setting and learning strategies) as well as college/community orientation.

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  • Why does Samantha Act That Way?

    This article shows how behavioural support can be used to bring about positive change in students' behaviour. At nine years of age Samantha Fake's challenging behaviours were putting her at risk of being excluded from her regular classroom.

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  • Reflections on Inclusion in Junior High

    Two parents, Anne and David, speak about their feelings and experiences at the end of their son Stephen's first year of junior high school. David delights in Stephen's development and accomplishments, as well as the freedom and acknowledgement that has come from being the parent of a child who is...

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  • Sterilisation of Children

    This paper draws attention to the lack of uniformity and inconsistencies existing between various state laws and the commonwealth law governing the sterilisation of children in Australia. A summary of the recommendations in the Family Law Council's report on sterilisation of children is given.

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