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  • Things that might be helpful to consider when choosing an education for your child

    Parents are the single most important, continuing influence on a child. They have more knowledge of the child than any other person and are driven by a concern for the child's best interests. They are also going to be around to see and live with the consequences of decisions made...

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  • Inclusion! The Bigger Picture

    The authors explain that inclusion does not mean we are all the same, rather it is a celebration of diversity. Inclusive practices cut directly to the core of our value system and this, they write, can challenge many peoples personal believe systems because inclusion brings about change.

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  • Is this Inclusion? Questioning removal, rejection and exclusion

    Paula Kluth questions the process of removing a child from an inclusive classroom and the effects this has on the child's actions, feelings, movements and moods. She uses an example to illustrate the success of inclusion.

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  • I Have a Dream

    Based on the speech delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C, 18 August 1963 by Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • How Rules Push Away Friends

    A personal anecdote relating the writer's difficulty in having dinner with a friend who was being held "prisoner" by the staff at his home. The writer warns of "global policies" governing visitations.

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  • No, Not "Special" ... They're Ordinary Needs

    Kathie Snow looks at everyone in society and their needs that enable them to do their job, study or get around. She explains that assertive technology devices are not uniquely for the disabled.

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  • Separate and Unequal

    Segregated sports for persons with a disability have profound negative effects on the participants and the rest of society. Segregation reinforces prejudicial stereotypes and attitudes creating greater barriers for persons with a disability.

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  • Annie in Disabilityland

    A story told in the third person about a girl called Annie who has her world turned upside down when she is place in a "special" class.

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  • Trading Places

    The writer, intrigued by the concept of reality television and trading places, asks the question whether people without a disability would want to trade places with someone who has a disability.

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  • Yes! She Knows She's Here

    This is the second instalment on the life of Catherine Schaefer. The book celebrates the tenth anniversary of Catherine moving from her family home into her own apartment. The author, Catherine's mother, tells the story of the planning and work involved in getting Catherine her own home.

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