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Author Deane, Kirsten

Title Shut out : the experience of people with disabilities and their families in Australia ; national disability strategy consultation report / prepared by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council, Kirsten Deane [primary author]
Published Canberra, A.C.T. : National People with Disabilities and Carer Council, Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2009
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Description viii, 78 pages : portraits
Contents 1. Executive summary -- 2. Summary and analysis of submissions and consultations - the experience of people with disabilities and their families, friends and carers. 2.1 Overview - 2.2 \U+2018\Excluded and ignored'\U+2014\the experience of exclusion and discrimination - 2.3 \U+2018\Broke and broken'\U+2014\the struggles of the service system - 2.4 \U+2018\Can't get a job'\U+2014\the employment experience of people with disabilities - 2.5 \U+2018\Can't get there, can't get in, can't get it'\U+2014\negotiating the built environment - 2.6 \U+2018\The wasted years'\U+2014\the education experience of people with disabilities - 2.7 \U+2018\Isolated and alone'\U+2014\the social experience of disability - 2.8 The experience of disadvantaged groups - 3. Conclusion\U+2014\implications for the development of the National Disability Strategy
Summary "Many of the large institutions that housed generations of people with disabilities\U+2014\ out of sight and out of mind\U+2014\are now closed. Australians with disabilities are now largely free to live in the community. Once shut in, many people with disabilities now find themselves shut out. People with disabilities may be present in our community, but too few are actually part of it. Many live desperate and lonely lives of exclusion and isolation. The institutions that once housed them may be closed, but the inequity remains. Where once they were physically segregated, many Australians with disabilities now find themselves socially, culturally and politically isolated. They are ignored, invisible and silent. They struggle to be noticed, they struggle to be seen, they struggle to have their voices heard."--p. 1
Notes Title from PDF title screen (viewed 1st Sept., 2009)
"FAHCSIA 10307.0908"
Subject People with disabilities -- Australia.
People with mental disabilities -- Australia.
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- Australia.
Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Australia.
Author Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
National People with Disabilities and Carer Council
ISBN 9781921380549
Other Titles National Disability Strategy Consultation Report