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  • Your Say

    Many issues around disability are carried by the media, including talkback radio. While talkback radio can be used to misinform people, including the decision makers - equally it can be used to inform people. This short article suggests that instead of avoiding the commercial radio stations, we should start listening...

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  • Advocacy

    This chapter from 'Include Me In' identifies the need for advocacy if the rights of people with disability and their families are to be respected, honoured and protected. It covers what advocacy is (and is not) and outlines forms of advocacy.

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  • Creating a Video Resume or Video Profile

    How can a parent describe their son or daughter to a potential employer or service provider? While personal contact is best, a making home video is a way of helping others to learn more about a person with developmental disabilities, that is, by creating a short video resume/profile.

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  • 1993 Yungaburra Deakin Oration

    This oration, delivered in Victoria, Australia, looks at ways of supporting families who have a child with a disability, whether it be through supporting the family to keep their child at home or through finding and supporting foster families.

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  • Legal Rights Teaching Kit

    This kit is a resource and tool for trainers who wish to run a course on legal rights and responsibilities for people with learning difficulties or an intellectual disability. The course material includes lesson plans for 8 sessions, together with resources and lists of additional resources needed.

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  • Health targets for people with an intellectual disability

    Many surveys have shown that people with intellectual disability have increased mortality rates compared to the rest of the population. In this article the authors state that there is no excuse for neglecting the health of people with intellectual disability, as it is an essential element in quality of life.

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  • According to Their Peers: Inclusion as High School Students See It

    This article examines research conducted into the perspectives on inclusive education held by 257 high school students attending an inclusive high school and who themselves had no disability. The results indicate that these students were supportive of inclusive education and recommended the practice.

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  • Positive Behavioral Support

    This person- and family-centred book features compelling case studies, research-based strategies, and thoughtful discussion pieces written by leaders in behavioural intervention. The book incorporates ideas on reducing and preventing challenging behaviour, encouraging family involvement, strategies for academic and social inclusion at school, together with ideas on expanding opportunities for social interaction.

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  • Collaboration at Whittier High School

    Ricardo is a student with special needs who attends Whittier High School. This article shows how innovative thinking and collaboration has led to a school restructure which is more responsive to not only Ricardo's individual learning needs, but the learning needs of all students. Keywords: Professional, Education, School age

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  • Refocusing on the Parent: what are the social issues of concern for parents of disabled children?

    This article outlines a variety of models of professional-parent relationships and gives the results of a questionnaire completed by parents which identified parents' perspectives of service provision, as well as identifying relevant needs and issues for parents.

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