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  • Competitive Employment: Has it become "first choice" yet?

    This article addresses the issue of availability of competitive employment for individuals with significant disabilities compared to segregated day and work services. This article is looking at the American example of community integration for individuals with significant disabilities and noting that despite significant legal events the majority of individuals with...

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  • Competitve Employment for persons with Disabilities: Overcoming the Obstacles

    This chapter considers why persons with disability have been unable to break into competitive employment and what specific barriers they may be facing. The authors put forward the view that society must place the employment of persons with disability as a major goal that must seriously be attended to.

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  • When a Professional Says ...

    Guidelines around interactions between parents and professionals.

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  • What is a Circle of Support

    This article briefly outlines what a support circle is, how they are used and what, in her view, has seemed to work.

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  • Bullying in Schools - A New Perspective

    The author offers a perspective on bullying, particularly of children with disabilities. She states that bullying, if allowed to continue by adults merely shows children that bullying is acceptable behaviour. Instead this behaviour must be shown to be wrong and bullying must be dealt with rather than getting the child...

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  • Utilizing Person-Centred Planning to Navigate the Transition from School to Work: Strategies to help "pave the way"

    The writer describes strategies to help better prepare students for the transition from school to work. She suggests that when getting started, the student should be involved in the preparation of a truly person centred plan.

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  • "You're Going to Love this Kid!"

    This book is a practical guide to understanding students with autism and including them fully in the classroom. Paula Kluth illustrates this through first hand stories and creative strategies combining relevant research and lessons learned from her own teaching experience.

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  • Sustaining the Vital Essence of a Family-Governed Service

    Elsie Butler is a founding member of a small family-governed service which provides support to people with a disability in Far North Queensland. In this article Elsie describes the challenges in maintaining the original passion which drives people like herself and in finding ways to encourage and inspire future generations...

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  • A Sustainable Community for my Son

    Sally Richards describes the key elements of the family-governed structure which she and two other families set up to support their sons to live a good life in the community.

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  • Inclusion at a University: Experiences of a Young Woman with Down Syndrome

    This study examines how through the collaborative support of university instructors, teachers and parents a woman with Down Syndrome was successfully included in a speech communications course at a private university in the US. The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of this experience on the student,...

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