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  • To facilitate friendships...

    Students, teachers and parents all have a vital role to play in the successful inclusion of children with disability in regular school settings. This one-page checklist suggests ways that students, teachers and parents can facilitate friendships. Keywords: Inclusion, Friendship

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  • A Networker at Work

    Networker Gaylene Henderson assists individuals with an intellectual disability to access local community activities. Gaylene discovers what the person's interests are, finds an appropriate group or organisation to join, then facilitates communication between the individual and the members - the goal being to create a network and make friends.

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  • Changing the News about Disability: Why we need to and how to do it

    Mary Johnson considers the way that human rights issues, particularly around disability, are covered in the media - and why this happens. She offers a range of suggestions on how to go about getting coverage, and argues that a way of changing the public debate around disability issues is to...

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  • Gathering the Wisdom: Changing Realities in the Lives of People with Disabilities

    Gathering the Wisdom' brings together inspiring stories and papers presented by people with disability, parents, advocates, allies, service workers and politicians at the 1998 CRU Conference. In the foreword to this book, Michael Kendrick says that it 'represents the remarkable and unforgettable gathering of some of the many extraordinary people...

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  • Inclusion is Happening...WHERE?

    This article gives an overview of the evolution of inclusive education in Vietnam and discusses the reasons why inclusion education is gaining momentum there. Over 800 students with mild, moderate, and significant disabilities are successfully included in two northern Vietnamese districts - inclusive education models exist in 51 of the...

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  • Using a Self-Operated Auditory Prompting System to improve the Work Performance of two Employees with Severe Disabilities

    This article outlines research into the use of musical tapes containing auditory prompts by two supported employees with severe disabilities, with the aim of improving or maintaining their work performance. Both employees were working in community settings.

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  • Reports, Records and Parental Control

    Children with disability inevitably have reports written about them. In this article Carrie Longinotti gives pointers to parents on how to ensure that the report-writing process used in medical, educational and social service systems serves their child's best interests.

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  • Access to Justice: current issues for people with a disability

    Proposed changes to human rights legislation in Australia will have a serious impact on people with a disability. In particular, a key element of the proposed amendments is the relocation of hearings of anti-discrimination cases from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the Federal Court.

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  • Who Cares?

    David Schwartz places emphasis on seeking humane and community-based responses to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities who sometimes get caught up and lost in the maze of social service systems. He illustrates this with touching accounts of individuals.

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  • Acknowledging Barriers in Adopting Person-Centered Planning

    How should organisations go about adopting person-centred planning? This article explores some impediments to person-centred planning by organisations. The authors believe that it is important for organisations to discuss the ambiguities and barriers that arise, and that such discussion can reveal areas where a more flexible approach is needed, leading...

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