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  • Reflections on Inclusive Education

    Fr. Patrick Mackan worked with Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forest and Judith Snow at the Centre for Integrated Education and Community (see other books of theirs in this collection). This is a book of his reflections and stories written before he died in 1990, and they really do make the reader think.

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  • Both Sides of the Coin

    Dennis Tetreau writes of his experiences both as a father and as a school principal. Despite his belief in inclusive education, he held fears for his son Kyle, as he commenced school. He acknowledges that in his desire to see Kyle fit in and be accepted, he set his expectations...

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  • Changing Existing Services for Older People with an Intellectual Disability

    This paper considers the implications of a national study of older people with an intellectual disability in Australia conducted in 1993. It addresses the issues raised under seven headings: the status of older people, their health and well being, individual differences within a target population, issues of normalisation/SRV, choice and...

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  • What is Inclusion?

    This is a clear and concise explanation of inclusion and its use as a strategy to address the devaluation of children and adults who have a disability. The article gives examples of what actively practising inclusion means, for example, "focusing on everyone's disability and limitation, not abilities and possibilities." It...

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  • I Never Knew I Could Stand Up to the System: Families' Perspectives on Pursuing Inclusive Education

    The authors used in depth interviews with nine parents to gain an understanding of their experiences and perceptions in their quest for an inclusive education for their children with disabilities. All parents saw inclusive education as a basic right.

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  • Are Differences a Bad Thing?

    A mother shares her delight at seeing the way her four children use their different attributes, talents and character traits. She expresses her concerns at the increasing move towards gene selection and asks why we are looking to create a world of sameness, uniformity and convention, rather than valuing diversity...

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  • Once Upon a Time... Stories about Community Work

    A collection of stories by paid community workers which highlights the variety present in both the theory and practice of community work. The book is useful for both other workers and community members. Workers get a chance to reflect on their current work and develop new ideas.

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  • On One Side: The role of the adviser in supporting people with learning difficulties in self-advocacy groups

    This is a manual specifically designed to give practical assistance and support to advisers to self advocacy groups. In doing this, the manual covers the different activities of a self advocacy group, the development of the group, and therefore the development of the adviser's role as the group changes.

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  • Steps for Setting Up a Community Group

    This is a great starting point for parents/families wanting to start a group in their local area. Basically, it asks a lot of questions, the answers to which will shape the form and direction of the group.

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  • Individual Empowerment and Social Service Accountability

    Service brokerage has been identified as a mechanism to achieve the empowerment of individuals with disabilities. This book takes a look at the 'ideal' of service brokerage and argues that this model will only achieve its aim of individual empowerment if it is viewed as one part of a three...

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