This paper questions the assumption held by society that the more assistance a person needs the less independence they should be allowed. They argue that the provision of care is based on this assumption. They propose a model which works against this assumed connection. The model describes five different types of commitment that promote well being in the lives of people with disabilities: Anchor / Allies / Assistants / Agendas / Associations. Keywords: Community Development
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Commitments that promote the wellbeing of people with severe disabilities
O'Brien, John and Connie Lyle
Responsive Systems Associates Inc.
1 January 1992