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  • The Sterilisation of Girls & Young Women in Australia

    Sterilisation of children in the Australian context is related primarily to two characteristics - gender and disability. This paper discusses the issues relevant to sterilisation of young women and children, summarising some developments since an earlier (1997) report.

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  • Ensuring Compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act in Education: A Discussion Paper

    The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992 in effect requires education systems to positively respond to all of the education requests of people with a disability, including providing the necessary supports and environmental adaptations. The exceptions to this are covered under the 'unjustifiable hardship' provisions.

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  • Give it a Go

    This well set-out manual builds on the 1995 publication 'Willing and Able' (File No.3126. It addresses current thinking and practice on issues of inclusion. The manual covers a wider range of inclusive settings than 'Willing and Able' - from school-based to sport and recreation clubs and organisations.

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  • Disabled or Just Different?

    In this ABC documentary aired on Compass in 2001 it examines the ethical and moral dilemmas posed by genetic testing and antenatal screening. 

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  • Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Positive Experience

    In this short article, a NSW Primary School Principal reflects on how the enrolment of students with disability has impacted positively on individual teachers, groups of students and the school as a whole. Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion

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  • Breast cancer screening for older women with intellectual disability living in community group homes

    This article is based on a survey of older women with intellectual disability living in community group homes in the UK. While breast cancer remains a common cause of death in women, only one-third of the women carried out regular breast examination and a only one-third had received invitations to...

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  • Levels of Inclusion

    Organisations purporting to practice inclusion may not in fact follow through on their stated intention. In this short article, Therese Abrams, a parent, offers advice on how to assess whether a group or organisation will genuinely include a person with disability. In doing so, she outlines what an inclusive group offers.

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  • Transition from primary to secondary school

    Sandy Alton, a specialist advisory teacher, suggests ways that students with Down Syndrome can be enabled to make a successful transition from primary school to high school. Alton stresses the importance of good liaison between primary and high school and relevant professionals, as well as the need for staff training.

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  • Working towards full inclusion in education

    Recognising the confusion surrounding the meaning of inclusion in education, the authors define inclusion by giving examples of what is not inclusive practice. While the practice of inclusion can be challenging, they argue that this should not be considered as an argument against inclusion. Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion

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  • Mind Mapping

    Using the example of Jim, this article shows how 'Mind Mapping' can be used as a tool to explore and identify relevant community opportunities for people with disability seeking to be included in their local community.

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