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  • Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs

    This is a book for parents and professionals concerned with how they can help a child's understanding of disability of chronic illness develop in a healthy direction during formative school years. There is an explicit curriculum and activity guide which sets up a series of workshops to help siblings get...

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  • Living Community Inclusion

    This article describes a woman's move from an institution (described as her "liberation") to university and family life. It is also about friendship and commitment, about how professionals can work in a truly supportive role. The story shows that 'community' means different things to different people; for Joanne her community...

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  • How do I feel about having Down Syndrome?

    In this article, this young woman says that she feels really good about herself, that she is a human being, and asks "Who better to give advice about Down Syndrome than people with Down Syndrome?" (This is why she is involved in forming an advocacy group).

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  • Listen to me

    A really positive article written by a young woman through the eyes of her brother about who he is. It is powerful because it does not cast his differences in a negative light , but rather acknowledges them as just part of who he is.

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  • Health care issues in residential services for older persons with developmental disabilities

    The author's examination of health related data reveals significant numbers of older people with developmental disabilities who, despite having minimal health problems, have been admitted to nursing homes usually because of a lack of alternative community living options.

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  • Temple Grandin reflects on the value of autism

    The author provides a personal snapshot of living with autism. She decides the attitudes of a society that highlights the deficits and ignores the attributes of individuals with autism and is alarmed by the oft stated desire to eradicate autism, because such a desire ignores the inherent value of people...

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  • Building communities where everyone belongs

    As part of the Right Future Project (see File No.'s 10522 & 10523 ), a deinstitutionalisation project in Canada, the Newfoundland Association for Community Living has begun to develop community support teams in an effort to make sure that people are truly welcomed and accepted and not just 'dumped' in...

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  • Mainstreaming that works

    This article highlights and gives examples of thoughtful measures taken by teachers and other school administrators around curriculum adaptation and co-operative/group approaches to learning that mean that integration and inclusion practices actually work. Keyword: Education, School age

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  • Gunnar Dybwad Keynotes: Autcom National Conference

    Conference notes from the keynote speech by Professor Gunnar Dybwad, outlining a short list of services for people with intellectual disabilities in the USA. The speaker is a well known human rights advocate and he provides a passionate defence of facilitated communication in the last half of the speech.

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  • A Proud Label: exploring the relationships between disability politics and gay pride

    The author shows that the links between disability politics and gay pride are strong - the beauty and dignity of difference, the celebration of diversity and the pride in a valued identity. She believes that to demonstrate the connections between different experiences of oppression (whilst avoiding crude generalisations) is an...

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