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  • One Community's Efforts to Promote Child Care

    This article outlines the formation, development and work of the Early Childhood Inclusion Network in Onondaga County, New York. A key factor in the successful implementation of inclusive practice was identified as the need to build up trust and respect between childcare staff and special educators.

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  • Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environments

    The major theme of this book is that 'disability' is caused by the way society is organised, i.e. disability is not so much a person's impairment as the way society accommodates that person's needs. The central feature of 'Disabling Barriers' is the lack of say that people with disability have...

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  • Stand up and speak! Sit up and listen!

    This report is the result of a project implemented by IDRS aimed at identifying barriers to consumer participation in service management by people with intellectual disability. The project also looked at ways of facilitating meaningful participation.

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  • Ramps, Rhetorics & Resources

    Prue McCarthy is a university student with physical support needs. In this article she talks about her experiences studying and living on campus at an Australian university. In moving from a supportive family situation to the university campus, Prue was placed in the position of being confronted by her disability...

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  • Amicus Brief to the Community Services Appeals Tribunal

    (This paper was prepared by the Institute for Family Advocacy & Leadership Development for the Community Services Appeals Tribunal as an amicus brief in relation to the appeal of the decision of the Minister for Disability Services to adopt a transition plan.) The paper reviews literature and best practice throughout...

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  • Conversion from Facility-Based to Community-Based Employment Supports

    This article reveals the preliminary results of a national research study of organisations in the USA undertaking the conversion process from facilility-based to community-based services and supports for people with disabilities. The study was undertaken by members of the Indiana Employment Inititative using questionnaires.

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  • Why are we Reinstitutionalizing People during the Day?

    Wilson cites examples that lead to the conclusion that no matter how challenging the disability, there is growth when people are moved to the community in small groups and have new and varied experiences. She goes on to question why these same people are so often compelled to attend large,...

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  • What Makes a Good Recreation Service?

    This article identifies 11 key components identified by people with disabilities, family members and carers, service providers and people working from within Government from a variety of backgrounds. All were interviewed as part of NICAN's Best Practice Project.

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  • Critical Issues in the Lives of People with Severe Disabilities

    REFERENCE ONLY -THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR LOAN: Each of the six major sections of this book begin with a series of value statements which form resolutions by TASH. In response to those values statements, contributions were invited from more than 70 experts and advocates.

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  • Human Services: Towards Partnership & Support

    This book was conceived as a resource for human service personnel to examine their perceptions of what it means to be disabled and in turn examine their associated practices. The book introduces us to both the breadth and complexities of working in an area where the lives of people are...

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