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  • Include people with disabilities

    The author is the M.P. for Elk Island, Canada. This article, calling for the inclusion of people with disability, was published in a local paper. He identifies aspects of the life of the community in which integration is needed and notes steps which have already been put in motion to...

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  • Making a difference with....

    This is a collection of short papers on different ways to achieve inclusion in several aspects of life. Project WRAP involves wrapping supports and normalised services around students and families e.g. a buddy program. Another short article argues for inclusion to happen at the beginning of schooling in kindergarten.

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  • A better life on the outside

    Graham Harper, a County Development Officer, writes about Clywd's Community Living Services, which are being reconstructed to help all people with disability live in their own homes and communities. The support needs of all individuals must be identified and met, irrespective of the degree or nature of disability.

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  • Application of a lifestyle development process for persons with severe intellectual disabilities: A case study report

    This study describes the impact of a lifestyle planning model on four people who had high support needs and challenging behaviours. While this model required quite lengthy initial procedures to assess a person's current lifestyle, strengths and interests, its implementation had a positive impact on each participant's lifestyle in terms...

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  • What we have learned: Creating opportunities for adults to participate in community life

    This report is about the work of a small organisation in Alberta that focuses entirely upon connecting people with their communities. A major purpose of the organisation is community education and development. It describes the strategies used to foster successful inclusion, which include advocacy, sustained effort and focusing on the individual.

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  • The community experience for a few Albertans who have left institutions

    This short article describes a small organisation in Alberta that focuses entirely upon connecting people with their communities. It believes positive stories must be told over and over so that people let go of their misgivings. The article includes the barriers people have faced as well as positive stories.

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  • Thinking about diversity

    This article publicises the first "Diversity Gathering '93", a way of gathering people with experiences and different perspectives, who have a common interest in building inclusive communities which value diversity. It describes why the gathering was thought of and how the planning has progressed.

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  • Empowering parents and people with Down Syndrome in the education system

    This article contains a positive account of a Sydney girl who has Down Syndrome and the ease with which she was able to enrol in local inclusive schools with the support of her family and school staff. Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion

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  • Christine's story

    This paper is written by the secretary of PATH (Penrith Association for the Handicapped), a parent of a daughter who has a disability. She tells how PATH came into existence and what it has meant to those on the committee in terms of challenging those in authority on an issue,...

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  • A grandparent's view

    A grandparent relates how she came to terms with the news that her grandchild, born in another country, has Down Syndrome. She advises other grandparents to obtain up-to-date written information and to talk to others who are familiar with Down Syndrome.

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