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  • The Full Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in American Society

    Contrary to the title, this monograph is relevant to Australian society. It addresses the question of inclusion for persons with disabilities across the life span (including those who are deaf and hard of hearing). Education, social and employment environments provide the contextual framework for the discussions. Notable Chapters include:,1.

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  • Willing and Able: P.E. and Sport for Young People with Disabilities, An Introduction to Inclusive Practices

    Willing and Able is a joint project from the Aussie Able program and Aussie Sport. It is the first of the Willing and Able resources and is also the core resource for the project. It provides information on a number of aspects of inclusive leisure and sport such as :,1.

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  • Co-operative learning: A never-ending story

    This is a personal reflection by an Australian teacher, Joan Dalton, on her journey with co-operative learning in the classroom and the growth of co-operative learning in Australia as it is recognised as a major tool in inclusion.

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  • Parental empowerment: an achievable outcome of the National Disability Service Standards

    This article looks at parental empowerment in terms of the national Disability Service Standards. It stresses the importance of families being empowered so that they feel more able to effect desired outcomes and acknowledges the need for services to become more family-focussed if family capabilities and competencies are to be raised.

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  • Multicultural life skills assessment of individuals with severe disabilities

    This article provides a sound introduction especially for teachers to the importance of a multicultural perspective in the process of assessment of students and its importance in planning the student's educational needs and outcomes. The authors provide some initial competencies that teachers should gain before carrying out a multicultural-focussed assessment.

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  • Housing for Tim: Supporting Independent Living

    Louise Hackett, parent of Tim, describes the process by which he moved out of home into a place which he rented and shared with another man. While knowing she and her family have made the right decision, she describes her own feelings and fear about this move (particularly as Tim...

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  • New Hampshire Self Determination Project (Part 1)

    For the Keene, New Hampshire region to redefine what community could be for persons with disabilities, they started out by looking at a set of 'simple truths' which recognised that while all communities have people with disabilities as members, barriers (with or without intent) have been put in the way...

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  • National Forum on Natural Supports

    The concept of natural supports is one that inadvertently developed from more traditional forms of supported employment, as co-workers themselves in a number of companies simply began providing supports for employees with disabilities. Because there is such limited documentation of strategies for building and maintaining natural supports and there are...

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  • Ralph

    This short story by a parent reinforces the importance of relationships with family and friends for people with disabilities. It is through the support of, and relationships with, family and friends that people with disabilities can feel valued and a part of their community, despite the barriers that society places...

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  • Beyond Group Homes

    Trudy Van Dam and Fiona Cameron-McGill outline the reasons for Hornsby Challenge's move towards more flexible support services than those offered by group homes. The emphasis is on the needs of the individual and how the service best responds to those needs.

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