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  • Forbidden fruit

    An article which discusses the sexuality of people with disabilities with an emphasis on women. The recurring theme is that the most frustrating and limiting aspect of this experience is the attitudes of other people and the assumptions that they make. Keywords: Women, Attitudes

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  • Sex Education

    Williams decided that she would avoid the often technical and constrictive approach of a 'how to teach' article because "any education has to be based on an understanding of the topic". Thus she attempts to formulate a base for families and professionals from which to think about the 'how to teach'.

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  • There's more to life than traditional employment

    This is a really interesting article about the way 'employment' has traditionally been defined. Strict definitions of 'employment', 'employable' etc. tend to marginalise whole numbers of people including people with disabilities. The author also argues along similar lines about the term 'recreation'.

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  • Promoting Inclusion through Leisure and Recreation

    This article describes the aim and work of the TASH Leisure and Recreation Committee. This article is useful because the aim of the Committee is to promote inclusive recreation opportunities for people labelled 'severely disabled' - adding strength to the philosophy that inclusion is not inclusion if those who are...

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  • Liberation! - Three reports from disabled activists in Lebanon, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe

    These brief but graphic accounts give the reader a vivid impression of the experience of living with a disability in a society that is in political turmoil. One writer makes the cogent statement that people with disabilities must be involved in other issues besides disability ones and in particular should...

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  • Tyrannies of perfection

    Discusses the impact that abortion, euthanasia, screening and genetic engineering have on the issue of the right to life for people with disabilities. She maintains that at the base of all argument put forward in support of these measures is the assumption that having a disability is a factor which...

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  • Parent/family involvement in quality assurance

    An article addressed to parents of children with disabilities. She urges parents to be involved in quality control of services but is quick to assure them that this is not one more thing for them to do, but rather it is a process of giving structure and value to what...

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  • Letting go of the 'forever' child

    In this paper on 'A Fresh Perspective on Inclusive Living' presented to NCID's 1993 Conference, Hailstone describes her experiences of raising a child with a disability. An awareness of the potential risk for her daughter to have a restricted life increased with the recognition that she herself treated her daughter...

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  • Friendship: Do those in authority think it really matters?

    A description of a close friendship between two people who attended the same day centre. The friendship was under threat because of bureaucratic considerations and this article is written by a person who became involved in trying to safeguard the friendship.

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  • The Needs of People with Disabilities; the Needs of their Parents - are they different?

    This article draws on Erick Leipold's keynote address to Disabled Peoples International (DPI) National Assembly. Leipoldt spoke about the need for parents to allow their child with a disability to be given opportunities to grow and develop as individuals rather than be held back and over-protected.

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