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  • Normalisation, community care and the politics of difference

    A rather academic article, but useful for its analysis of why difference cannot be tolerated in a capitalist structure. Using a feminist and post-colonial framework, the authors argue that the celebration of difference that radical politics calls for cannot be heeded by a society founded on the imperative of labour...

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  • Victims of perception

    A transcript of an address by Ethel Temby at the AGM of Pride Industries, Adelaide. This inspirational piece calls for visionary approaches to be taken by parents of children with disabilities and members of the community in general.

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  • We are people

    John Morgan relates stories about negative attitudes that he faced while growing up and the attitudes he faces today mainly because he now has two children. His main point is, however, that we need to concentrate on the attitudes of younger people and the only way this will happen is...

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  • Protection or self determination?

    There are two main points in this article. Bynum (a community education officer) argues that people with intellectual disabilities are the best community educators for changing other peoples values and expectations. This leads to Bynum's second point: in order for people with intellectual disabilities to do this, they need to...

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  • Citizen Advocacy in Local Communities

    This is a great article because it isn't just a list of "What is" and "What isn't" citizen advocacy. What the authors say is that citizen advocacy organisations are ways of supporting people in local communities to 'dwell'; not just to 'exist', but to occupy spaces, to be able to...

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  • Parents as Advocates

    Kevin Stone writes a submission and a set of recommendations concerning the advocacy role that parents need to take (in partnership with consumer based advocacy movements) in order to ensure effective service delivery and services that meet individual needs as opposed to the needs of staff, the needs of agencies...

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  • Rehabilitation in India

    Two organisations in India organised a team visit by eight people from the US involved in the disability 'field'. One of this team spoke of India as a land of contrasts; within the disability field there is a great contrast between services being provided (often segregated, often lacking and often...

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  • Invisible victims: sexual assault of people with an intellectual disability

    People with intellectual disability are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault. This is mainly due to a false set of assumptions about 'intellectual disability' but also about sexuality and people with an intellectual disability. This has led to inadequate education for people about their own sexual feelings, their rights to choose...

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  • A home to call my own: individualising a community lifestyle for Eric

    This is an inspiring story of what is possible when a person with developmental disability and challenging behaviour is enabled to make choices in their life. With the assistance of Karen Berkman and a support circle, Eric moved from a restrictive institutional environment to a life in his community where...

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  • Including Children Who Challenge Us Most

    This paper is an outcome of a forum on inclusive education. After a brief introduction the bulk of the paper consists of a catalogue of the issues involved in inclusion put into alphabetical order. The paper ends with a list of recommendations which evolved during the two day forum.

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