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  • Our relationship to her has bonded us together

    This brief story about a woman who has Alzeimer's Disease describes how a family was enriched by her continuing inclusion as a family member and a contributing citizen. Keywords: Aging, Families

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  • He's a delightful kid

    This brief story is about a young boy who was adopted by his nurse after spending the first four years of his life in hospital because of his disability. She describes her experiences as a single parent, the changes the adoption caused in her life and the support of family...

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  • The myth of coping alone: Supports for families

    This 1989 paper describes a variety of programs which provide families with resources to meet the ordinary and extraordinary pressures and responsibilities of family life. It looks at the limitations and benefits of the types of family support services available, overseas trends and the need for community networks. Keyword: Families

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  • The role of parent support groups in rural areas: A case study

    This paper describes the workings of a parent support group in Victoria for children who have disabilities in a rural area. It summarises the areas the group has nominated to be of great importance and notes some of of its achievements. Keyword: Families

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  • Australia's 'Employers of the Year' announced

    A report on the winners of the Prime Minister's Employer of the Year Awards. These prestigious awards are made to employers and businesses which demonstrate a commitment to employing people with disabilities. Excerpts from the speeches made at the ceremony highlight the benefits to all concerned i.e.

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  • The child that will never hold a grudge

    This is a brief story by the mother of a girl with Down Syndrome that celebrates family and the contribution that is made by her daughter. It tells of the fun, the laughter and their acceptance of each other. Keyword: Families

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  • Double disadvantage: Public policy....private lives of women as mothers of children with disabilities

    This paper is based upon a project that explores the pressures facing mothers of children with disabilities. In particular the paper touches on how policies relating to housing, education, childcare, and community living impact on the lives of women.

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  • In the Workforce: Including a person with Down Syndrome in your Workforce

    This small booklet is designed to inform employers about the wide range of jobs which employees with disabilities such as Down Syndrome are capable of doing. It explains Down Syndrome, gives examples of successful employment and provides information on subsidies and employer benefits. Keyword: Employment

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  • Inclusion vs. exclusion - Society is at a turning point

    This short article is a brief but succinct analysis of two opposing trends - inclusion and exclusion. The author argues that this has become a debate between people who believe in exclusivity and those who believe in inclusion. He highlights this by presenting the assumptions of both factions. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Every moment counts for something

    This brief article describes how a family held true to their values of home and family, and brought their son and daughter home from institutions. Support was provided by family, friends, the community and professional agencies.

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