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  • Inclusion is Happening...WHERE?

    This article gives an overview of the evolution of inclusive education in Vietnam and discusses the reasons why inclusion education is gaining momentum there. Over 800 students with mild, moderate, and significant disabilities are successfully included in two northern Vietnamese districts - inclusive education models exist in 51 of the...

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  • Using a Self-Operated Auditory Prompting System to improve the Work Performance of two Employees with Severe Disabilities

    This article outlines research into the use of musical tapes containing auditory prompts by two supported employees with severe disabilities, with the aim of improving or maintaining their work performance. Both employees were working in community settings.

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  • Reports, Records and Parental Control

    Children with disability inevitably have reports written about them. In this article Carrie Longinotti gives pointers to parents on how to ensure that the report-writing process used in medical, educational and social service systems serves their child's best interests.

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  • Access to Justice: current issues for people with a disability

    Proposed changes to human rights legislation in Australia will have a serious impact on people with a disability. In particular, a key element of the proposed amendments is the relocation of hearings of anti-discrimination cases from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the Federal Court.

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  • Who Cares?

    David Schwartz places emphasis on seeking humane and community-based responses to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities who sometimes get caught up and lost in the maze of social service systems. He illustrates this with touching accounts of individuals.

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  • Acknowledging Barriers in Adopting Person-Centered Planning

    How should organisations go about adopting person-centred planning? This article explores some impediments to person-centred planning by organisations. The authors believe that it is important for organisations to discuss the ambiguities and barriers that arise, and that such discussion can reveal areas where a more flexible approach is needed, leading...

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  • Response to Articles on Self-Determination

    In this response to an invitation to comment on articles on self-determination, Michael Kennedy speaks from the perspective of someone who lived in institutions for 18 years with people with severe disability who could not talk. Kennedy believes that people with severe disability can be self-determining, and illustrates this from experience.

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  • "I Made The Team!"

    Sean's younger brother Reid is a player in the school basketball team. The team and its coaches have responded to Sean's enthusiasm for the team and, as a result, Sean (who has cerebral palsy) has become an integral part of the team, cheering the team on and acting as assistant manager.

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  • Translating Self-Determination Concepts into Support for Adults with Severe Disabilities

    In order for people with severe disabilities to become more self-determining, they need to have the opportunity to exercise choice and control over their life. This requires self-awareness and a supportive environment. In this report, the authors discuss the components of self-determination and describe several barriers to self-determination.

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  • Social Role Valorization and The English Experience

    This book presents the first considered full-length account of Wolfensberger's Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory, with specific reference to the English context. It clearly demonstrates that the concept of social role valorization is directly relevant to individuals and organisations working with vulnerable groups.

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