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  • Aging and providing support for people as they age

    (This article is based on a presentation given by Dr. Tim Griffin at the Annual General Meeting of Ability Options on 10/9/98.) Dr. Griffin talked about spoke about theories that have affected aging people over time. He advocates the 'continuity' theory: this supports the concept of 'aging in place', i.e.

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  • Implementation Issues in SRV

    Should a person's right to choose come before other considerations? This article is designed to address the confusion some people face when endeavouring to implement Normalization/Social Role Valorisation (SRV). John Armstrong responds to a scenario put to him, basing his response on a SRV framework.

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  • My Child's Future

    My Child's Future' addresses the fact that, for many people with disabilities, relationships outside paid workers and family don't happen naturally. This means that families need to purposefully work towards building up relationships in their family member's life.

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  • Medical Professionals at Risk: Doctor's Developmental Disability Discrimination Disorder

    This satirical article carries a sombre message of warning. It describes 'D5, 'a dangerous and previously unclassified disorder' which 'attacks medical professionals'. Many parents will recognise D5 in the examples given - D5 manifests itself in medical professionals who ignore parents' well-founded concerns about their child and who treat people...

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  • Social Devaluation and Special Education

    This is an excellent book which will be of great interest to all who are interested in the education of children with special needs. Hall argues that children with disabilities do not require a special place to go to school instead, it is their needs which are special.

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  • "Person-Centered Transition Planning

    "High school students and their families should set the goals for transition planning." This article outlines the process for conducting transition programming using a person-centered planning approach.

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  • Some Thoughts on Developing Friendships

    For friendships to occur, people need to get to know each other. This means that it is important to look for opportunities for people with disabilities to make connections with people that may lead to the development of future relationships.

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  • Self-Determination across the Life Span

    "This book .. will help us frame the issues and act more responsibly". (Ian Pumpian). Recognising that self-determination is one of the building blocks for people with disability, this book explores the theoretical, developmental and practical aspects of decision making.

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  • Developing Accessible Services for People with a Disability of Non-English Speaking Background: A Model

    This paper describes a pilot project called the "Ethnic Access Consultancy Project". It describes a series of strategies for improving the utilisation of services by people of NESB with disabilities. The paper includes observations around the project's implementation (this involved four organisations in Melbourne).

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  • Culture and Disability in the Pacific: When Does a Difference Make a Difference?

    Fitzgerald's experiences in Micronesia and American and Western Samoa have confirmed her belief that perceptions about what constitutes a disability vary both within and across cultures; similarly, societal perceptions of and attitudes towards differences among individuals vary widely.

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