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  • A parent's view

    This article was presented at a conference in Victoria on sterilisation entitled "My Body, My Mind, My Choice". It is written by a parent who argues that issues of menstruation, for example, should be looked at objectively - it need not be a crisis, it can not be seen as...

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  • The supportive school environment

    This one page information sheet uses a diagram to show three levels of provisions schools can make to develop positive behaviour in students. It shows positive and preventative measures on one level, problem solving on another, and retrieval and remediation measures on a third level.

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  • Leisure and recreation

    This brief paper looks at the diversity of recreational and leisure pursuits and their value. With regard to people who have disabilities, it examines the negative and positive aspects of both segregated and inclusive leisure activities. Keywords: Social activities, Individualisation

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  • Guardianship Law in NSW

    This paper provides an outline of the Disability Services and Guardianship Act on NSW and answers some commonly asked questions about what it does and its powers. Keyword: Legal

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  • The public guardian as an advocate - a discussion paper

    This paper discusses the validity of the role of the Public Guardian as an advocate. Included are additional papers on advocacy (by Wolf Wolfensberger) and guardianship. Simpson adds a later postscript to his paper, expressing his reservations about the idea of the Guardianship Board appointing a guardian purely to act...

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  • Accommodation and inclusive communities: Families making changes

    Eithne Kirkman, a parent, describes how the Supported Accommodation Service in Townsville began. She describes the experiences of her son in obtaining the one-to-one support he needed to exercise his right to live more independently from his family.

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  • AIDS and intellectual disability

    This policy document, prepared by the Redfern Legal Centre, sets out clear and comprehensive guidelines which would provide a valuable resource to service providers with regard to AIDS and people who have an intellectual disability. It is intended to promote the rights of people with intellectual disabilities who may be...

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  • Strategies to work on

    A list of strategies designed to assist advocates increase their chances of success. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • With a little thought from my friends

    Jennifer is a young girl who is included in her local primary school. Things, however, are not always perfect. This story is about how a school community could have done things a lot better with regard to one school community event.

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  • A fresh perspective on inclusive living

    Another inspiring story from a member of QPPD. This is a story about the specific methods used by a husband and wife to move their daughter (Sarah) from a special school into the local primary school.

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