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Choice is not an Option

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This paper, which was presented at the 1995 ASSID Conference, emphasises the importance of giving people with disabilities choices in their life, of helping them to understand what the choices are, as well as the consequences of making a particular choice. It gives examples of people with disabilities who have been assisted in their decision-making by a citizen advocate. The paper also looks at barriers to real choice, eg. limited housing options, inexperienced staff, attitudes. Keywords: Advocacy, Self Determination

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Author
Sykes, David
Source
Interaction, Vol. 9, No. 5
Publisher
NCID
Publication Date
1 January 1996
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Advocacy, Self Determination
Origin
Australia

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