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  • One Person at a Time: A Collection of Conference Papers

    A collection of conference papers featuring Michael Kendrick - 'The Challenges of Authentically Getting What People Need on a Person by Person Basis' and Bob Jackson - 'Why Should Schools Include Children with Disabilities?' together with other articles on inclusion and vision, amongst others.

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  • Learning in an Inclusive Community

    "Inclusion is a gift we give ourselves: the gift of knowing that we are all members of the human race and that joy comes in building genuine relationships with a wide range of other people." In this article, Professor Mara Sapon-Shevin provides ten strategies for creating a positive, inclusive classroom...

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  • Letting in the Light - Reflections on Leadership, Ethics and Human Services

    Challenging the age old role of the service system as meeting nothing more than the physical needs of a person with disability, this book speaks of the opportunities available both to communities and the establishment to enrich their lives and advocates how a valued social role can be built around...

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  • A New Vision

    When the timing of a major setback with their daughter's service provider coincided with the opportunity to take up a new option called Self Managed Community Participation, Helen knew she had to make it happen. Having recently been inspired through her attendance at Family Advocacy's conference, The Odyssey, this paper...

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  • Let's Get Working

    The transition from school to work can be a very difficult time for both the student and the family. Following an assessment during the last year of school, decisions have to be made around finding the right service that best suits an individual

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  • Taking Control

    In this article Sylvana shares her son's initial steps into post school life. As with most families, the self managed approach at first seemed to onerous to manage with family, work and other commitments. It was also perceived as an option available to only a select few.

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  • University Days

    In this paper, Miriam explains how dreaming 'big' applies not only to families - the Up the Hill Project is not just a dream, but a reality at a farsighted university in Adelaide that offers an exciting post school option.

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  • Inclusion or Segregation for Children with an Intellectual Impairment: What does the Research Say?

    An inclusive education has been legally supported in Australia since 1992, and recommended by the united Nations since 1994. However, there has been a considerable reluctance from state and private education systems to adopt inclusion as the norm.

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  • All Children Belong Together - QPPD Overview of Inclusive Education 1989-2009

    During the past two decades there has been a push to improve the inclusion of students with disabilities in the mainstream education system. These efforts have been supported by international human rights and Australia's own legislation; however the impetus to move forward and deliver an inclusive education has been hampered...

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  • Accommodating human rights: A human rights perspective on housing, and housing and support, for persons with disability

    Access to adequate housing, and to adequate social support services, are fundamental human rights, but too often governments and others fail to recognise the human rights dimension in both. This position paper outlines PWD's formal policy position on these issues.

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