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  • Commitments that promote the wellbeing of people with severe disabilities

    This paper questions the assumption held by society that the more assistance a person needs the less independence they should be allowed. They argue that the provision of care is based on this assumption. They propose a model which works against this assumed connection.

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  • Some useful tips on lobbying

    A very brief article, mostly in point form but which encapsulates important concepts and includes major strategies. Very informative and pragmatic and therefore might be useful for group work. Keywords: Community Development

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  • Housing and People with Disability

    This paper provides a comprehensive guide to the accommodation options open to people with disabilities. There is an emphasis on people with disabilities living interdependently in the community. The authors make the point that people with disabilities face all the issues that the rest of the community faces but also...

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  • More than Just a New Address

    A collection of papers based on impressions from visits to innovative human service programmes. The book is divided into three parts; Part One identifies some of the struggles involved in creating a positive environment for people with disabilities to live in the community; Part Two looks at structures and power...

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  • Assistance with Integrity

    THIS IS A DRAFT AND IS NOT TO BE QUOTED. Written in a polemical, confrontational tone, the authors present a strong argument against paid services for people with disabilities. In this lengthy document, the authors examine the threats to good care for people with disabilities provided by services.

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  • Specialist Child and Family Services Conference Proceedings, Sharing Success: We can make a difference

    The Specialist Child and Family Services Program (SCAFS) was set up in Victoria to improve the co-ordination of services for children with disabilities and their families. This book contains the range of papers presented at a SCAFS conference, held to take stock of progress.

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  • Moving to the dance or Service culture and community care

    This book includes a policy statement from Values into Action, UK, setting out the direction in which services for people who have disabilities must move. It is the result of the author's visit to America where he observed a profound shift in outlook and a new way of thinking which...

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  • Remembering the Soul of Our Work: Stories by the Staff of Options in Community Living

    The agency, Options in Community Living is a "supported living" agency. Their book includes stories by staff which show the human side of supporting people in the community - the joys, the frustrations, the victories, the dilemmas.

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  • A Child's Birthright: To live in a family

    A description of the work of Macomb-Oakland Regional Centre which, instead of acting as a residential institution for people with developmental disabilities as it was set up to do, became a model for community based alternatives to institutional care.

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  • Living in harmony; the Waiheke Special Needs Support Group

    A brief story but providing an important description of how the parents of two young women with disabilities set up a support group which worked towards securing accommodation for them on Waiheke Island in New Zealand.

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