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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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  • When I'm Gone

    This 'user-friendly' book is has been written for parents who wish to tailor their will to provide for their son or daughter's future.

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  • What Restraints Teach

    In this article Pat Amos uses examples to explain how behavioural restraints instil fear and distrust rather than achieving co-operation. She offers five negative lessons that restraints teach, saying behavioural restraint is a quick fix rather than a solution.

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  • A Quarter-Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and Impact

    This book is unique in tracing the evolution and impact of Normalisation and SRV over the last quarter-century, with many of the chapter authors personally involved in a still-evolving international movement.

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  • It may be Non-Aversive, but is it Non-Coercive?: The Ethics of Behavior Change

    Nancy Weiss argues that the cycle of control in behaviour management must be broken and that over-reliance on behavioural interventions should not be encouraged.

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  • How Self-Determined are People with Mental Retardation? The National Consumer Survey

    Being self-determined involves having control over choices and decisions impacting on one's life. Based on an American national survey, this article captures the importance of self-determination for all people including people with intellectual disability.

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  • Your Say

    Many issues around disability are carried by the media, including talkback radio. While talkback radio can be used to misinform people, including the decision makers - equally it can be used to inform people.

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  • Advocacy

    This chapter from 'Include Me In' identifies the need for advocacy if the rights of people with disability and their families are to be respected, honoured and protected. It covers what advocacy is (and is not) and outlines forms of advocacy.

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  • Creating a Video Resume or Video Profile

    How can a parent describe their son or daughter to a potential employer or service provider? While personal contact is best, a making home video is a way of helping others to learn more about a person with developmental disabilities, that is, by creating a short video resume/profile.

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