Search Results

  • Eugenics vs. reproductive choice

    This article points to a dangerous trend to impose testing on all pregnant women with the assumption that where a disability is indicated, the foetus should be aborted. It challenges us to build consensus around the view that "a woman must...

    Read More
  • Transition from School to Work: Changing Attitudes and Opportunities

    A postive article noting changes in service delivery network and re-orientation of public policy which have occurred in USA to ensure greater opportunities for young people who have disabilities seeking paid, inclusive employment. Discusses how to build a 'bridge of transition from the schoolroom to the workplace' and the need...

    Read More
  • Individual Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities within the NSW Department of School Education

    The article looks at the NSW model of Transition Education within the Department of School Education which has meant the introduction of an individual transition planning process (ITPs) for students with disabilities from 12 years of age onwards.

    Read More
  • Some major and overriding needs shared by all

    These notes were taken by Wendy McGlynn, a parent who attended a seminar by Bruce Uditsky, an educator who has worked extensively with families, individuals with disabilities, and organisations. They comprise a series of headings relating to the workplace and people who have disabilities.

    Read More
  • Competitive Employment Training and Placement Services

    An information paper - one of a series - which clarifies and explains that class of services defined in the Disability Services Act as Competitive Employment Training and Placement Services. It provides description and explanation of the target group and the outcomes expected of funded services by the Department of...

    Read More
  • Employer Attitudes: Hiring individuals with a mild intellectual disability

    Elizabeth Ainsworth, an Occupational Therapist at Nambour Hospital, NSW, presents the details of a study aimed at discovering employer attitudes towards hiring workers with a mild disability with a view to exploring strategies that could be developed to increase employer receptivity.

    Read More
  • Quality Indicators in Employment

    These notes were taken at a seminar by Michael Kendrick. Examples are given of detrimental practices (such as labelling and readiness) and practices which have been of benefit to people (such as targeted training and challenge).

    Read More
  • Jenny Kees Burgess - Service Provider - Open Employment

    The article relates to Advance Personnel, a Competitive Employment Training and Placement Agency which supports people who have disabilities into inclusive employment and is funded by the Department of Community Services and Health. It answers questions, the list of which begins the article such as "What were the problems along...

    Read More
  • Gay Boys - Employer Representative - Open Employment

    The author of this article acts as supervisor to a young man working in the Department of Defence and who has a disability. He describes his initial reaction to this role, some of the barriers faced and future problems which might occur, attitudes of co-workers, and the positive outcome whereby...

    Read More
  • Overview of Supported Employment

    This article traces the emergence of supported employment as a result of philosophical changes in expectations for persons with disabilities, based on scientific developments that challenge traditional service-delivery models. The paper criticises the fact that such employment has not necessarily gone to those for whom it was designed - people...

    Read More

© 2015 - 2017 Family Advocacy. Site by Internetrix.