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  • Regular class integration at middle school: Feedback from classmates and teachers

    The article discusses outcomes flowing from the integration and inclusion of students with substantial disabilities in regular home rooms and some subject classes in local schools in Minnesota. At the end of the year, regular teachers, special education teachers and classmates were surveyed.

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  • Full Inclusion: Remarkable gains for Michael

    A great good news story about the inclusion of Michael Strohbehn into his local school. The story identifies the plans and resources that were put in place and the heartening support that Michael received from his peers. Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion

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  • Empowerment: Notes on address by Michael Kendrick

    These are notes taken at a seminar in Sydney in May 1991 at which Michael Kendrick spoke on the topic of Empowerment, i.e. the process by which people assume control over the decisions about, and direction of, their lives.

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  • Negotiation tips, parts I and II

    This article describes one American parent's approach in successfully asking her neighbourhood school to integrate her child. Integration here means inclusive schooling and the author recommends starting at the top when implementing change. She writes that parents should know their rights under law and should hold onto their dream for...

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  • The Bruce Uditsky Theme - what it means to us as parents of a child with a disability

    Pru McLean presents an insightful overview of Bruce Uditsky's message about inclusion for people with disabilities and the barriers that still exist to prevent achievement of this goal. The major role that parents have to play on changing the conditioned mind of society is discussed.

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  • The Vulnerability of Advocacy - Internal and External Threats

    This article provides an important overview of the difficulties and challenges that face an independent advocacy organisation when it engages in vigorous advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged people. It explores ways in which the organisation can be threatened and undermined, sometimes aggressively, more often subtly and even unconsciously, by services...

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  • Conflict of interest

    Brief outline of the issues to be addressed before making a decision about whether or not to become involved in advocacy: Roles, Tasks, Relationships, and Values. Keyword: Advocacy

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  • Helping parents help themselves

    This book is a parent self-help manual, prepared by other parents of children with disabilities who are members of Parent Self Help groups of the Hume region in Victoria. It is written from a parent's perspective and aims to help parents understand their situation and explain the roles of the...

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  • Citizen Advocacy: Its Legal Context

    Jeremy Ward is a solicitor with the Legal Aid Office in Brisbane and a member of Queensland Parents of People with Disabilities. His paper provides an informative overview of the key features of citizen advocacy and the extent to which it is similar to, and different from legal advocacy.

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  • Values for promoting more empowering systems

    A brief list of ways in which a system can empower individuals. Keyword: Advocacy

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