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  • Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities.

    Developing Personal Safety Skills in Children with Disabilities.

    by Freda Briggs

    Although child protection has become a major issue, the abuse of children with disabilities has been largely ignored. International research shows that this group of children is at greatest risk from all forms of maltreatment. However, the needs of children with disabilities are not being met - first, because these children are not being acknowledged as a target population by the community at large and, second, because service providers are so overwhelmed by other problems that they have not begun to take up the challenge of addressing the special...

  • Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

    Different Dads: Father's Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

    by Jill Harrison

    Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to other fathers and families on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. The fathers featured represent a broad spectrum of experiences. Contributors are drawn from a wide range of cultures; some are single fathers, others are married adoptive fathers. What they all have...

  • Inclusion Battling for Disability

    Inclusion Battling for Disability

    by Christine Baxter

    *No refund on this item - Was $25.95* *Reduced by 20% - Now $20.75* A Warm and entertainign account of the long struggle to get children out of the institutions and into the educaiton system. A few months after her arrival in Australia, eighteen year old Chris Baxter reads a letter addressed to her boyfriend's mother that sets the course for the rest of her life. She becomes a teacher of children with disability and fights for their inclusion in the community, and in the education system from which they...

  • Justice for people with Disabilities - Legal and Institutional Responses

    Justice for people with Disabilities - Legal and Institutional Responses

    by Marge Hauritz, Charles Sampfor

    *No refund on this item - Was $59.00* *Reduced Now $30.00* The values underlying the delivery of services to people with disabilities have changed so that such people are now to be treated as full citizens with concomitant rights. This book deals with the nature of the change and its legal and institutional ramifications. Tom Bellamy and Lynne Davis discuss the values which now govern the relationship between people with disabilities and society. What do we mean by 'citizenship' and 'disability'? What are the implications of the federal government's emphasis...

  • Like Colour to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding

    Like Colour to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding

    by Donna Williams

    *No refund on this item - Was $49.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $37.45* Beyond the world of Nobody Nowhere, Donna Williams found friendship and a sense of belonging in Somebody Somewhere. Now, in Like Colour to the Blind, Donna Williams enters the most exposing and fragile realm of human interaction: her relationship and eventual marriage with someone with whom she can 'simply be', a relationship she terms a 'special ship'. But loving involves exposure, and in a relationship that exposure is inescapable and everywhere. To truly love, Donna must...

  • Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Framework for Professional Practice Children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at high risk of co-morbid emotional, behavioural, and psychiatric problems that may further reduce their functional abilities. For the clinicians who support them and their families, meeting the needs of children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health problems is challenging. In this book, clinicians who work with young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health problems will find a comprehensive framework...

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