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  • Shock and Panic

    This is an excerpt from a book which describes the various stages of adjustment parents of children with disability usually go through. It quotes other parents and discusses the emotions with sensitivity and understanding. The final comment sums up the gradual shift to reality - "the whole process of grief...

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  • A study of the range and variety of postschool options for people with disabilities

    This comprehensive study examines the post school options for people who have disability in NSW. Amongst others, the results indicate a lack of vocational facilities for young people who have high support needs and a pressing need for effective programs to encourage employers to include people who have disability as...

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  • Ethics: Genetic counselling

    This brief paper discusses the ethics of selective abortion and raises some of the issues which should be thought about, such as doctors, the media and society promoting the view that "imperfect products should be discarded". Prospective mothers are often presented with no other option but termination.

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  • Disability Discrimination Legislation

    This brief paper describes the background and content of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Legislation which was passed by Parliament in 1992. Keyword: Government

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  • The Meares Oration: Leaving the bridge: The journey into citizenship by persons with disabilities

    This report is aimed at raising community awareness on disability issues, with emphasis on new concepts and introducing challenging and progressive ideas. It is based on experiences of service brokerage and individualised funding observed in Canada and stresses the role of citizenship.

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  • The diagnosis

    This story highlights the pressures and difficulties parents face when they are given the choice of carrying a pregnancy to term or terminating it. It is written by a parent who has three children who have degenerative disability, each of whom brought happiness and joy to their lives.

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  • Grief - A man's view

    This paper provides a brief look at the conditioned roles of men which may hinder their capacity to grieve openly for the death of their child. It was reprinted by the Down Syndrome Association to help families understand grief and its repercussions, and to suggest how we can be supportive...

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  • Using natural supports in the workplace

    Rosemary Lawn, Manager of PE Personnel in Perth, begins this paper by discussing the blurred lines between "supported" and "competitive" employment - some people in competitive employment receive ongoing support just as those in supported employment. She suggests employment is about wages, inclusion, and whatever support is necessary.

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  • Overview of supported employment

    This paper describes a two day course on Supported Employment. It contains the definition of Supported Employment, and its development in Australia. An overview of four models of supported employment are given - Benchwork, Work Crew, Supported and Enclave. Sessions also provide information on setting up Supported Employment. Keyword: Employment

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  • Building community: A two day exploration, celebration and examination of what we are learning

    The 1988 Conference of the Association of Persons with Severe Handicaps in Washington D.C., included a series on "Community Building", and examination of what they are learning in helping people with disability to become part of their communities.

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