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  • Inclusion in Education - the benefits

    A brief synopsis of recent literature on Inclusive Education. Each statement is a quotation or summary of findings from the growing body of literature on the education of students with high educational support needs in local neighbourhood classes.,In addition to covering educational benefits of inclusive education, the document also covers...

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  • Binding Ties: The Roles of Adult Siblings of Persons with Mental Retardation

    This research paper looks at current relationships and future role expectations of 140 adults with a brother or sister with intellectual disability who is still living in the family home. All adult siblings maintained contact with their brother or sister, with 36% intending to co-reside with him/her in the future;...

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  • Integrated therapy in early childhood: A physical therapist's perspective

    A physical therapist details her own experiences working with a child in an inclusive education setting. She defines what she believes inclusive therapy to be, and argues that although it may seem like she is not doing her traditional job, she is simply working in new ways.

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  • Whose Home, whose Life?

    Ken Simons details some more individualised approaches to accommodation support occurring in England. While he acknowledges that they are few and far between, it is clearly apparent that none of these approaches are 'models' into which people are placed or expected to fit; rather ideas were formulated around an individual...

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  • Inclusion is not just "Helping the Handicapped"

    The experiences of a number of students who have no disability and their friendships with peers who have a disability are outlined in this brief article. It is interesting to read what the students have to say about themselves and their own self-worth - and about what their friends with...

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  • Telling New Stories: The Search for Capacity among people with severe handicaps

    This paper, which was prepared for the Centre on Human Policy, Syracuse University, emphasises the importance of discovering the capacities of people with disability rather than concentrating on their deficits. It highlights the positive approach of 'Positive Futures Planning', where a group of committed people focus on the person with...

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  • Principles for developing individualised supports

    John O'Brien begins by listing four essential contributions that service providers must bring to their work involving people with disabilities. He argues that such work calls for major change at every level of a service system. Although this may seem like an impossible task, it takes individual action.

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  • A House in the Hills

    Shirley Excell, a parent living in Victoria, details a prospective community housing project which is being planned in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. Similar in concept to American ideas of co-operative housing, this project aims to provide a supportive community of residents with strong links to the wider community which would...

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  • Violence against people with mental disabilities

    Sobsey outlines some major factors that interact with each other to influence the risk of abuse of people with disability. These include family factors such as lack of support networks and negative prognoses from doctors, to societal attitudes which work to add vulnerability to already vulnerable people (see also SRV theory).

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  • Keeping our children SAFE

    A mother acknowledges her young daughter's vulnerability to being ridiculed and physically hurt, and outlines the ways in which her family endeavours to protect Lindsay and ensure her safety. She talks of the importance of family, and of her belief that it is only by her daughter being included in...

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