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  • Lynn: An open letter to her teacher

    Anne Robison's advice to her daughter Lynn's kindergarten teacher, regarding how to facilitate the full inclusion of her daughter into the class through the use of her communication devices, demonstrates how a parent's communication of their intimate knowledge of their child can make an important contribution to the child's education.

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  • A personal view of the "Regular Education Initiative: from Two Regular Educators (with a Little Help from a Friend)

    This article analyses the term "Regular Education Initiative" which is an American/Canadian term for a process through which students with moderate/severe disabilities move from segregated education or education in separate groups in a regular school to being educated fully in a regular classroom.

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  • Some thoughts on Advocacy (based on ideas from Wolf Wolfensberger)

    A good, brief introduction to Advocacy for those for whom the term is new. It provides a definition and discusses the essential elements of Advocacy in general and the implications for those who become involved in the process of Advocacy. It does not discuss the various components of Advocacy i.e.

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  • Advocacy

    This article was written for People First, a self advocacy group based in the USA. It gives practical examples of different types of advocacy. The Self Advocacy example looks at the case of a person whose electricity is about to be cut off, how to define the problem, where to...

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  • Advocating for Inclusive Communities

    A perceptive article on the challenges facing parent advocacy organisations when they are also involved in the provision of services. It discusses some of the obstacles and pitfalls of advocacy work, including the role of human services in community inclusion.

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  • Advocacy Is, Advocacy Is Not

    A helpful list which compares and contrasts the essential positive and negative features of Advocacy. Keywords: Advocacy

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  • Inclusive Schooling, Notes on address by Bruce Uditsky

    A powerful and positive address which starts by considering 'Inclusive Education' as a societal issue with profound underlying assumptions about people with disabilities which need to be opened up and examined, particularly in relation to the intrinsic value of people with disabilities and the social justice of providing an education...

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  • Utilising the Family and Friends Network

    This is a perceptive article by a service worker who recognises the importance of organisations working in partnership with families and family networks to achieve employment opportunities for people with disability. It looks at the role of families and friends in the lives of people who have a disability and...

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  • Where to Now? Challenges for Queensland Services

    Raises the issue of accountability of services to consumers, community and boards of management. Four challenges to organisations in planning and delivering excellent services are examined: the challenge of skilled/prepared management and staff, the challenge to deliver services which reflect the spirit of the Disability Service Act, 1986, the challenge...

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  • Regular class integration at middle school: Feedback from classmates and teachers

    The article discusses outcomes flowing from the integration and inclusion of students with substantial disabilities in regular home rooms and some subject classes in local schools in Minnesota. At the end of the year, regular teachers, special education teachers and classmates were surveyed.

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