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  • Why Communities need People with Disabilities

    Roz Cooper sees her son as a catalyst for communities to become real. She believes that communities that aspire to be real need innovation, communication, determination and co-operation and that true community can only exist when room is made for the differences and limitations of everyone. Keyword: Inclusion

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  • Survivor promotes Ideology of Exclusion

    This article was written during the first season of the (CBS) program,

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  • The Tenants' Viewfinder

    Richard Woolrych describes how the use of Photovoice has enabled a group of people with intellectual disability to comment on their lives, accommodation and future hopes. Individuals were given a camera and the opportunity to talk (on tape) about the photos they had taken.

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  • Hidden Health Problems uncovered

    People with an intellectual disability often have multiple undetected health problems. Often behavioural disturbance are perceived as the primary problem while the underlying medical disorder is ignored. This short article stresses the importance of regular, comprehensive physical assessments. Keyword: Health

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  • Do We Really Mean Families for All Children? Permanency Planning for Children with Developmental Disabilities

    Permanency planning involves family preservation, family reunification, and finding alternative families for children who cannot remain with their birth families. Nancy Rosenau asserts that not enough attention has been given to policy and practice around permanency planning in the USA and that more effort is needed both in helping families...

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  • Preventing Inclusion? Inclusive Early Childhood Education and the Option to Exclude

    While there is increasing international commitment to inclusive education, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), many children remain excluded at school. One marginalised and frequently excluded group of people are people who experience disability.

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  • Education for All: UNESCO Report Card on Inclusive Education in Australia

    This report is the result of research undertaken in the various States of Australia to identify a) what they

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  • The Future of the Disabled in Liberal Society: An Ethical Analysis

    Rather than using the medical paradigm (a paradigm which sees people with disability as 'problems'), Reinders looks at the issue of genetics and prevention from the perspective of people with disability themselves. Reinders raises questions such as whether genetic testing paves the way for a form of biological perfectionism that...

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  • A Good Life, An Ordinary Life

    This collection of articles from CRUcial Times features contributions from many writers (including people with disability, service workers, parents and community members). It covers a range of topics that fundamentally relate to the question,

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  • Systemic Reform

    The Institute on Disability (IOD), formed in 1988, promotes the inclusion and productivity of people with disability and their families. This has involved working to change the existing systems and providing support for those changes. In this chapter Nisbet (Director of IOD) asserts that engaging in systems change requires an...

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