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  • Seven Compelling Arguments for Creating Inclusive Communities

    This is a brochure promoting Inclusive Communities. It is designed to challenge community organisations and individuals to provide leadership in the inclusion of people with a disability into their community, particularly through promoting the seven arguments for community inclusion listed in the brochure.

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  • A Way with Words

    Language is critical in shaping and reflecting our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and concepts. The language customarily used to denote disabling conditions has been condemnatory, judgmental or couched in medical jargon. The book is designed to encourage people to think before they write or speak.

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  • Who Cares? Rhonda - A Citizen Advocate

    This is a very interesting article which examines a real relationship between Rhonda and Lynette. As an advocate, Rhonda is regularly doing something on behalf of Lynette on important issues such as health and safety. The realism of the article means the reader may be able to empathise with Rhonda...

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  • Essential Questions - Inclusive Answers

    This article takes the form of a case study of Souhegan High School in New Hampshire. Souhegan has become a fully inclusive high school via the means of three program components which are detailed in the article.

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  • The new genocide of handicapped and afflicted people

    This monograph is based largely upon Wolfensberger's social role valorisation theory, and makes challenging reading. Wolfensberger names the "new genocide" as 'deathmaking', which is "any action or pattern of actions which either directly or indirectly brings about, or hastens, the death of a person or group." He examines the values...

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  • Labelling Deviant Behaviour: Its sociological implications

    Much of the roots of social role valorisation theory lies in this work. While it is a theoretical piece, the author's arguments and the structure of the book are very clear. The author analyses what is known as the 'labelling approach' to deviance.

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  • We Can Speak for Ourselves

    This is a formative book on the development of the self advocacy movement (mainly in the US and Britain). It tells the story of two schemes in the US - People First of Oregon and Project 2 of Nebraska- and accounts of similar projects in Britain.

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  • Draft Framework for Action on Special Needs Education

    This draft framework is intended to guide action by governments, international organisations and other bodies in implementing "The Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education", which is detailed at the rear of the article.

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  • Developing an Inclusive School Community

    This paper aims to discuss factors that contribute to the development of an inclusive school community. Most effort is directed at the individual school level; however recognition is given to statewide factors that can contribute to or thwart efforts to develop an inclusive school community.

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  • Opening Plenary Session of the TASH Annual Conference

    What a great article! The most important point made in the article is: "Don't take no for an answer". The article is a dialogue of Sandra and her mother Kay. Sandra was refused lifesaving surgery because of her disability. Sandra, Kay and others didn't take "no" for an answer.

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