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  • Some reasons why Social Role Valorisation is important

    This is an easy to read, clear article concerned with the author's personal arguments for why he believes SRV to be important. He gives 12 reasons (as well as a list of some of the questions/criticisms he has formulated over the years) which range from the relevance of the theory...

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  • The reintegration of Aboriginal children with significant physical disabilities into remote communities

    It is only since the 1970s that Aboriginal children with significant disabilities have survived and been able to remain with their family and community. Prior to this time such children often died as a result of infanticide, or were taken from their families (as part of the devastating and genocidal...

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  • Getting away with murder

    This is a short story about the lesson a mother learned from her daughter one day. It shows the important role children play in families in which there is someone with a disability - they make sure that their brothers and sisters are treated in similar ways to the way...

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  • A will to learn: The experiences of a self advocate in the education system

    This is an 'angry making' account of a woman's experiences in a segregated education system. It is also a story of self determination and empowerment ; finally learning to read at the age of 23, the author is now a nationally sought after public speaker, an educational assistant and the...

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  • Final ethics: Dutch discover euthanasia abuse

    This article highlights the dangers apparent in state sanctioned euthanasia - that it is always the most devalued people in society who are at risk of being 'assisted to die' first - despite all the guidelines in the world supposedly designed to prevent this.

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  • 30 Elements of Service Quality

    Kendrick lists 30 common ingredients of quality of service that he has assembled over the years. They include such things as "The extent to which the agency individualises services" and "The extent to which the person is assisted in maintaining or strengthening their community ties".

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  • White Privilege

    Although this article is not centred around 'disability', the points the author makes about unconsciousness and its effect on the self perceptions of reality by advantaged groups of people (in this case 'whites' and 'men') also has parallels to the socially constructed division between 'disabled' and 'non disabled' people.

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  • Creating housing options for people with disabilities; Policies, principles and guidelines

    This set of principles and guidelines was developed primarily for use by a specific Commission, but they can also be used by any organisation involved in housing services for people with disabilities. The guidelines are extremely 'person centred' and talk about individual control, self determination, integration, independence, privacy, choice and stability.

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  • Integration of students with disabilities; Confusing social justice and economic imperatives

    An extensive deconstruction of the 1984 'Integration in Victorian Education' document (the founding and still relevant document concerning integration). It is extensive because it moves into a discussion of two competing discourses within Western society; social justice and egalitarianism vs. an increasing move towards economic rationalism.

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  • Lobbying: The politics of change

    A really thorough compilation of issues that any lobbyist (remembering that anybody can take on a lobbying role) should have knowledge of. The author talks about many things; how to create a climate of change, how to structure and deliver a message, how to use the media, ideologies (both societal...

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