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  • Ralph

    This short story by a parent reinforces the importance of relationships with family and friends for people with disabilities. It is through the support of, and relationships with, family and friends that people with disabilities can feel valued and a part of their community, despite the barriers that society places...

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  • Beyond Group Homes

    Trudy Van Dam and Fiona Cameron-McGill outline the reasons for Hornsby Challenge's move towards more flexible support services than those offered by group homes. The emphasis is on the needs of the individual and how the service best responds to those needs.

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  • Disability and the multicultural dialogue

    This article raises some complex and pertinent questions around the term 'multiculturalism'. Despite this, it is very easy to read. The author does 3 things really well. Firstly she re-defines 'multiculturalism' away from being concerned solely about the singular experience of 'ethnicity', towards a focus on a number of key...

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  • Supports for children and teens with developmental disabilities in integrated recreation/leisure activities

    Walker describes the issue of providing support to people in their leisure activities. She states that there are three essential components to such support (which are actually sound components in any inclusive situation): 1. supports based on a value and belief in inclusion (that is, all) 2.

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  • Writing letters, making phone calls and hints on how to handle the media

    A short piece for parents or parent groups which includes: when and how to write letters, how to deal with delaying tactics and an example of a letter. There is also a piece on the best strategies to adopt when making phone calls.

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  • The changing role of the therapist: Early childhood therapy offered in natural environments

    This brief article focuses on the supports needed for preschool aged children so that they can remain in and become part of their communities. The author discusses the benefits to the child, the therapist and the family, from providing support in the child's natural environment. Keywords: Professionals, Pre-school aged

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  • Some reflections on community living, reform and personal conduct

    An extensive analysis of the concept of 'community'. Kendrick argues that we should constantly think critically about our present ideas and passions concerning this concept, because "in this passion people's lives will be changed". He argues that the concept is not inherently good (simply because it is the antithesis of...

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  • Constructive engagement: Improving family-professional collaboration

    The authors set a framework for thinking about collaboration by taking a family perspective rather than a professional re-interpretation of it. They ask professionals to learn from the type of collaboration that goes on within and between families.

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  • Inclusion roundtable: Where do we stand?

    If you want the latest information, knowledge of attitudes and practices with regards inclusive education in the U.S.A., then read this! This 'roundtable' is a word for word account of a debate at the last TASH Conference which included parents, self-advocates, teachers, academics and Teachers' Federation representatives.

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  • Reflections of friends

    This story traces the path of a friendship between Audrey Symons and Joan Charbonneau, both parents of a child with a disability. It highlights their search for an included lifestyle for their children which led them to become involved in the Gateway Association for Community Living and has seen their...

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