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  • Serious Leisure as an Alternative to a Work Career for People with Disabilities

    Patterson identifies the positive feelings of self-esteem, identity, pleasure and self-fulfilment which are produced by the opportunity to be employed in a productive job. He argues that similar benefits can be achieved through 'serious leisure', and identifies the different forms serious leisure can take, as well as distinguishing serious leisure...

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  • Exclusion - who holds that key?

    Marie Cowling is a mother of two children with severe intellectual and physical disabilities who are now adults. In this short but passionate article she questions who holds the key to the door of acceptance of difference and to the recognition of what we as human beings have in common.

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  • The Leadership Challenge of Service Quality

    In this excellent and thoughtful presentation, Kendrick states that services can be influenced for both good and bad. He then defines what is meant by the word 'quality', and identifies leadership as one of the most decisive influences on service quality. Kendrick identifies important issues for leaders, e.g.

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  • Recreation: Including People with High Support Needs

    Hugill reminds us that we should first think about a person's interests when thinking of recreational activities, rather than thinking of people's needs according to their 'label'. Addressing an individual's needs will mean varying degrees of supports and may mean partial participation.

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  • Reducing Prejudice against Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

    Marks considers prejudice and the theories regarding prejudice, outlining factors that contribute to discrimination against children with disabilities such as stratification of society and labelling. He identifies the importance of adults as role models and stresses that teachers have a clear responsibility to facilitate acceptance of children with disabilities.

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  • Behaviour Management - Don't Treat me that Way

    In this paper, the authors present a holistic approach to behaviour management in contrast to aversive practices. This approach centres on providing the individual with the lifestyle they desire and need, focussing on the cause of the challenging behaviour.

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  • Advocacy

    This article is based on Michael Kendrick's address at Family Advocacy's 1997 AGM. Michael posed the question "Is Advocacy worth it?" and then spoke about the value, uniqueness and importance of advocacy in society. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Advocacy in Disability Policy: Parents and Consumers as Advocates

    This research paper gives a good insight into advocacy by parents and consumers. It is based on a survey of 43 participants in an advocacy training program. The paper identifies major themes in relation to supports for advocates: empowerment, networking and attitude. It also discusses barriers to effective advocacy.

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  • The Shift from Family to Community

    Working on the philosophy that children have a right to and are best placed in a family setting, Xavier Hospital (a hospital for children with disabilities) has moved from being a residential service to a service providing an individual, highly flexible approach to family based service provision.

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  • Fools and heretics: Parents' views of professionals

    Goodey powerfully and straightforwardly exposes the philosophy of exclusion in this article. He names the complex of systems, knowledge and professional 'expertise' in the lives of people with disabilities and their families as a facade. Underneath this facade are already made decisions about people's acceptability as human beings.

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