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  • Self Help Groups: Getting started, keeping going

    The author writes, "This guide draws on the experience of many self help groups and is a combination of practical advice and an account of how self help groups can best work....It is written for people who are, or who are going to be, members of self help groups ...

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  • Expanding Options for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

    This manual offers information on providing adults the same integrated opportunities that are offered to young people with disabilities. The book provides strategies for successful community involvement and the basic information needed to begin preparing older adults for various kinds of community access. N.B.

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  • Support and Services for People with Disabilities: Proceedings of the SWRC Conference Number 76

    This report is the proceedings of a special one day conference organised by SWRC and held in Sydney on September 23 1988. The general theme seems to have been 'community' specifically related to the process of deinstitutionalisation.

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  • Disabled Children, Disabled Practices: SWRC Reports and Proceedings Number 37

    The authors of this monograph interviewed 51 families on three occasions over a 12 month period to examine their use of health and welfare services for their young children with disabilities. They found that parents (especially mothers) have enormous stresses on them if they attempt to care adequately for their...

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  • Sexual abuse and children with disabilities

    This article is a brief synopsis of Janice Daar Watson's article on children and sexual abuse (found on our book shelves in, The Disabled Child and the Family ). Janice calls for positive sex education and an abuse prevention program for children who have intellectual disabilities.

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  • Rights and responsibilities

    This article looks at the implications of the Disability Services and Guardianship Act, passed by the NSW Parliament, which confirms the right of people with disabilities to make their own life decisions where possible and providing a legal mechanism for solving problems. Keyword: Government

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  • Sexual abuse and people with an intellectual disability

    This paper, presented at the 1990 ASSID Conference, considers issues in relation to sexual abuse of adults and children with intellectual disabilities. It considers risk factors, prevention, protection, and intervention. The author aims to raise the consciousness of professionals and families that people with disabilities may be more at risk...

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  • Severe behaviour: whose problem?

    The article relates the story of Mr. Jordan, a man who was institutionalised and engaged in a range of long term extreme and self injurious behaviours. At the point where these behaviours had escalated to a dangerous level, a new program was put in place which included time away from...

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  • Behind the word - choice

    The word "choice" has come into fashionable use in services and politics. This article describes what it means and its importance to people who have disabilities. It also looks at assumptions which are made about "choice" in relation to social role valorisation, and the conflicts which may occur.

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  • Common vulnerability of groups who are at risk of social devaluation

    This paper lists the common causes of vulnerability of groups of people who are at risk of being marginalised in society. These include misrepresentation of their needs and rejection. It goes on to list safeguards which are needed at all level of service involvement to assure the rights of people...

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