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  • Assuring quality in supported employment

    The concept of supported employment encompasses the belief that work should promote the dignity of an individual and enhance his or her role in society. Given this values-base and the fact that supported employment focuses on individual outcomes, the use of quality assurance systems in improving inclusive employment services is...

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  • Integration Means All our Children Belong

    "This book is intended to open a window on New Brunswick schools [to see] how a social change - integration [inclusion] - has moved a province. You will read what teachers, students and parents have to say about their experience..."(p.2).

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  • Religious participation for all

    A collection of articles concerned with ideas about and strategies for inclusion in religious services. There are a number of stories about children and young people who have been included in various religious communities, for example Sunday School, religious education classes, prayer groups and bar mitzvah's. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Hey, We're Getting Old

    While this is quite an old monograph, most of the issues and ideas it presents are relevant today (although the statistics are not!!). The themes of community living, inclusion and appropriate support run through the different articles, which range from the views of a parent to strategies for working with...

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  • Sterilisation and other medical procedures on children

    This report by the Family Law Council (FLC) details its recommendations and general discussion around the issue of sterilisation (which most commonly involves young women with intellectual disabilities - the gender dimension of the issue also needing to be taken into account) to the Attorney General.

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  • Who Will Be There When I'm Gone? Women's experiences as primary carers of their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities

    An innovative and confronting piece of research focussing on 17 women and their stories as mothers and primary carers. Heininger writes that the title of the work was in the form of a question which hits at a fundamental issue for every parent of a child with a disability and...

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  • What Are We Learning About Circles of Support?

    This book explains what Circles of Support are, how they work and the positive influence they have in the lives of people with disabilities. It contains practical advice as well as sharing the stories of people whose lives have changed for the better because they have been surrounded by a...

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  • Dare to Dream: An analysis of the conditions leading to personal change for people with disabilities

    "The formation of a dream is often central to personal and social change". So begins this book, in which the personal stories of 4 people serve to illustrate ten conditions that increase the probability of significant change in a person's life.

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  • Unfolding Capacity: People with disabilities and their allies building better communities together

    Another excellent paper by the O'Brien's, this one focussing on the idea of 'community building' - that is, the intentional creation of relationships and social structures that extend the possibilities for shared identity and common action among people - especially as it relates to people with very high support needs.

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  • Unlikely Alliances: Friendship and people with developmental disabilities

    This is a very rich and potent paper by the O'Brien's. Using a concept of friendship that contains 4 elements - attraction, embodiment, power and community - they then relate these specifically to the dynamics of friendship that involve people with disabilities (exposing many myths in the process).

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