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  • Disability and community attitudes: A process of change

    Jitka Jilich, an educator, discusses the fact that for people who have disabilities their community seems to be restricted to those people who are some way personally involved in their care. She cites author Donald Schon, who in 1971 examined the process of new initiatives in the community becoming 'good...

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  • Advocacy Services,

    This information paper - one in a series - aims to clarify and explain that class of services defined in the Disability Services Act as Advocacy Services (e.g. Self, Citizen, Parent, Group). It provides a description of such services, an explanation of the target group, key features of each type...

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  • Building Creative Tensions: Developing a Citizen Advocacy Program for People with Mental Handicaps

    John O'Brien is a leader in organisational change in the US in order to get better quality community support for people who have disabilities. In this booklet he describes the Georgia Advocacy Office's experience in planning and implementing the means to represent the interests of people who have disabilities.

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  • Be nice

    Dr. Marsha Forest, an American educator who developed the concept of "Circles of Friends" in America wrote this poem entitled "be nice". She says this is not the time to 'be nice' but rather the time for 'passion and fire'. "...

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  • An Examination of Disability Related Advocacy in South Australia

    The author Judith Cross, a Health and Welfare Consultant in South Australia, was commissioned to prepare this report in response to concerns expressed about the future of advocacy for people with disabilities in South Australia. The report presents an overview of advocacy and considers two different thoughts about advocacy -...

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  • Aging and accommodation issues for people with a disability

    This paper, prepared by the Disability Program Section of the Department of Health, Housing and Community Services, looks at strategies designed to widen the choice of housing available to aging persons with a disability. Initiatives seek to overcome the difficulties of finding accommodation, of poor quality accommodation or of maintaining...

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  • Consumer participation: A challenge for service providers

    Current service philosophies of Social Role Valorisation, the advent of the self advocacy movement and new legislation have all contributed to the current emphasis on consumer views being sought and used in shaping service delivery to ensure it is individualised.

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  • Issues of morality in service provision

    Lyn Farrell of Brisbane North Intellectual Disability Services, writes that "Human services all over the world have been guilty of stigmatising service users through the way in which services are provided and of contributing to the community's devaluing perception of these citizens".

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  • Caring for Children: Sharing the Care of Children with Intellectual Disabilities: A Parent - Care giver Partnership

    This article was written by Christine Baxter of the Deakin University Department of Intellectual Disabilities which conducted an evaluation of the Shared Family Care program which operates in Victoria. This program operates respite care, short and long term care for children with disabilities and their families or primary care givers.

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  • Challenging Integration: A Critique of Disability Policy

    This paper analyses the way in which the notions of 'integration' and 'normalisation' have been incorporated into disability policy to the potential political and economic benefit of government, and to the possible detriment of a significant number of people who have disabilities.

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