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  • The neighbours aren't nice with me - consumers' comments on independent living

    This paper looks at some of the problems people experience when they are living independently. The study showed that problems are often associated with the area being lived in rather than with receiving poor support. Keyword: Accommodation

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  • When "safe" is no longer enough

    This short article discusses what is, on the face of it, "safe" for people who have disabilities and what is right. The author, a parent, says "please do not protect our children from living their lives to the fullest out of concern for their safety! This is a false concern...

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  • Must moving out mean moving on?

    A brief but powerful paper containing some insights into the history of institutions and the gradual closures of such places. The author notes that although the standards of care and comfort have risen, there is still little evidence of participation in home and community by people who have been moved...

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  • Eating for enjoyment

    This group of articles describes practices which are not devaluing when assisting people with high support needs to manage their meals. Keyword: Individualisation

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  • Inclusion! The bigger picture

    This article describes the many aspects of inclusion and argues that communities of diversity are better and more productive places in which to live and learn, and those that reject diversity put us all at risk.

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  • Employment of persons with dual sensory impairment: Strategies for inclusion

    This paper describes several strategies used to ensure the inclusion of people with dual sensory impairments and other multiple disabilities in integrated community employment. It discusses job restructuring, the use of natural supports and volunteerism. people with dual sensory impairments often lack a personal voice that is readily understood and...

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  • Towards inclusiveness

    This story tells of one of their daughter's journey towards a life of inclusion. It concentrates on Shawntell's giftedness, whereas professionals and those around her saw, and often still see, only a severe and profound disability.

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  • Play-grounds for acceptance

    This article describes an After School Programme which includes children who have disabilities. Parent commitment to the programme has been high and the programme has provided opportunities for children to mix with others who have disabilities and to gradually accept these differences as part of being human. Keyword: Child Care

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  • Making a move: Advice from People First members about helping people move out of institutions & nursing homes

    John and Connie Lyle O'Brien have been involved for many years in advocacy for people with disabilities. They focus on assisting organisations respond effectively to the needs of individuals. In this article, Members of People First of Washington who have already made the move from institutions and nursing homes have...

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  • Some do's and don'ts to remember in your advocacy relationship

    This brief paper lists the Do's and Don'ts for citizen advocates, providing important information for those who are in an advocacy relationship. Keyword: Advocacy

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