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PETER GIBILISCO. Where are the public intellectuals like Hugh Stretton.

“The worst kind of bad social science, Stretton argues, purports to select the things to be explained, and the ways of explaining them, without resort to values and valuation”  

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PETER GIBILISCO. Some key ideas for the next generation of disability activists.

  1.  Meritocracy Meritocracy is a belief that seems to me to still be alive and well in the senior management of disability support. It also seems to drive many aspects of public policy, particularly when appeals are made to … Continue reading

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PETER GIBILISCO. Five years in retrospect: Life without control

  I look back on the last five years and come to a sad conclusion. For some considerable time, I have been losing control of my movements. But from July 2011 there has occurred a progressive loss of control that … Continue reading

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PETER GIBILISCO. Friedreich’s Ataxia and my Miraculous Journey with Education

  My life to date has been unduly constrained by the enforcement of standardised practices, stereotypes and official policies designed to uphold the primary care of people with Friedreich’s Ataxia. I was diagnosed with onset at 14; now I’m 54.

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Peter Gibilisco. A Synergistic Approach to Disability

Here is my proposal for a Dictionary definition of Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. “the synergy between artist … Continue reading

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Peter Gibilisco. Disability support services – effectiveness and efficiency.

Let me be frank. There are many stringencies that have to be faced in the provision of disability support services. We all know this whether we are recipients of in-home one-on-one support, residents, workers or management of disability support services, … Continue reading

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Peter Gibilisco. Neoliberalism and its Perceptions

Politics has changed so much over the years; our political climate is unstable, since 2007 we have had five different prime ministers. A person in my position would ask how does this affect people with severe physical disabilities? Neoliberalism has … Continue reading

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Peter Gibilisco. The standardisation of services for people with disabilities.

WHAT IS MEANT BY EFFICIENCY IN THE PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES? IS IT JUST A COVER FOR GREATER STANDARDISATION?  The State Disability Plan is not the only endorsement of the need to emphasize the individualising of care … Continue reading

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Peter Gibilisco. Friendship and Service Provision Ethos for People with Disabilities

In this article I want to discuss an aspect of the standardised procedures set by service providers in facilities that serve people with disabilities. More to the point, I am keen to explore how this affects the ethos of service … Continue reading

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Peter Gibilisco and assisted by Bruce Wearne. A Special Minister for Disability.

Disability support and policy is currently undergoing much needed reform. Such reforms highlight the attenuated life chances of people with disabilities and how these can be mitigated by policies that emphasize the inclusion of people with disabilities into the social … Continue reading

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