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  • Professionalized service and disabling help

    A compelling essay which analyses the negative effects of a service dominated culture and economy on citizens and communities. The author describes the way in which, despite the good intentions of many service providers, people are increasingly being defined as "deficient" in order to serve the service industry.

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  • A community care program

    This article describes the Community Options Program in Wisconsin, USA which has been in operation since 1982 and which provides individualised supports to elderly people, people with physical disabilities and families of people with developmental disability.

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  • Opening our community to Jews with disabilities

    The authors of this paper in their own abstract write, "This paper relates the story of one particularly successful group of community activists. Access Inc. is an advocacy group of concerned individuals...concerned individuals [consisting] of people with disabilities, parents and interested 'others' dedicated to raising community awareness in the Jewish...

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  • Fear for sale

    David Hevey is a photographer and author of the book, The Creatures Time Forgot (Routledge, 1992). He highlights the negative images created by charity fundraising, the unconsciousness into which the charities tap, and the stereotypes they create in their sometimes unsuccessful attempts to raise money.

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  • Public Policy Private Lives

    A collection of ten women's stories. They each have a child with a disability. Their stories are conveyed in the first person in narrative style and with very little intervention from the editors. The stories are graphic accounts of the women's daily lives, relationships, problems and issues.

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  • Research By/For/With Women with Disabilities

    This plain English guide is directed mainly to university researchers. It is excellent in a number of respects. Firstly it discusses 'research' in general - asking the reader to think about knowledge and how it is used in society - and as such is concerned with power, empowerment and disempowerment.

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  • Specialist Child and Family Services Report Series. Statewide Forum Follow Up: Parent Involvement, The Key to the Future

    This booklet contains issues raised and actions proposed as a result of a statewide forum held in Victoria and attended by professionals and parents of children who have disabilities. It details specific program areas and issues in respite, therapy, education, transition, parent support and recreation, and the priorities for action...

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  • Early Intervention: A Guide for Parents and Carers

    This small booklet is a guide for parents and carers and describes early intervention practices and procedures in Victoria for children with disabilities. It is produced by Specialist Child and Family Services which was set up by the Victorian Government to bring together and co-ordinate all early intervention services and...

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  • Factors associated with integrated educational placement

    This paper describes a study on the integration of students with severe disabilities into local schools in an effort to determine what common factors were involved in successful situations of inclusion. Keywords: Education, School age

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  • Accommodation and Inclusive Communities: Services Making Changes

    This paper describes Access Incorporated (Access), an accommodation support service in Queensland, which is manage by an independent management committee. Access offers an individualised outreach service, the aim of which is to support people to gain and strengthen their valuable roles in society. Keyword: Accommodation

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