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  • CSIE Factsheet and Information

    This group of papers provides information on integration into ordinary schools for children who have disabilities or learning problems. The information points out the importance of a change in attitudes in both schools and society if integration is to be successful.

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  • In support of adults in the community

    Mike Steer, formerly of the Department of Intellectual Disabilities, Victoria College, writes that the time has come to make radical changes in community living for people who have disabilities. He quotes the Centre on Human Policy at Syracuse University (New York) which put out a policy statement with regards to...

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  • Making assumptions

    People who have little or no contact with other people who have disabilities often feel uncomfortable in their presence. This brief paper suggests how to talk with someone who has a disability and highlights the importance of not making assumptions about that person. Keyword: Attitudes

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  • Parent attitudes about residential placement before and after deinstitutionalisation: a research synthesis

    This paper reviews studies of parental attitudes on the deinstitutionalisation of a family member. It shows parents were very satisfied with institutional placement before their family member moved into the community. When family members had moved into the community, parents showed a higher level of satisfaction with the community setting.

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  • Citizen Advocacy, Eastside

    This paper provides information on one citizen advocacy agency in New South Wales. It explains how people are recruited, how needs are determined, and the training and support which is provided. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Caring people working to make a change

    The Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University in USA works for positive change for people with disabilities. This article by a self advocacy co-ordinator and the person who was his personal care assistant discuss their working life at the Center and what self advocacy has meant to them.

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  • Building an inclusive school community

    The author uses her knowledge of gardening - the vision required and a willingness to try new strategies - to provide ideas about creating and fostering an inclusive school community and to pass on the lessons of variety and support. Keyword: Education, School age

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  • Consumer enforceability and the proposed NSW Disability Services Act

    There is great disillusionment with the "rights" spelt out in the NSW Government's Statement of Principles for People with Disabilities and their Families, and little people can do to enforce these rights. Consultation with consumer groups indicates that consumer enforceability should be an essential part of proposed legislation.

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  • Crash kills boy, 8

    This short article describes an example of sensitive media reporting. A young boy who had autism was killed in an accident and the newspaper article reporting the event was unusual in that it did not label the child. Keyword: Attitudes

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  • House of Representatives Disability Discrimination Bill 1992, Second Reading Speech

    This is the second reading speech in the House of Representatives of the Disability Discrimination Bill 1992. The Bill is designed to assist all people with disabilities to exercise their rights as Australian citizens and will make discrimination on the basis of disability unlawful in Australia. Keyword: Government

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