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Parent Advocacy: The Queensland Experience

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A paper presented in August 1986, at the 22nd National Conference of the Australian Group for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency (AGSSOMD) by Jeremy Ward, a parent leader from Queensland. Ward describes parent advocacy in terms of parents going beyond their personal situation and into group advocacy, and their ability to participate effectively with the pressures they have on them as individuals. Ward uses as references definitions of advocacy by Wolf Wolfensberger (the developer of Social Role Valorisation and founder of citizen advocacy). He also describes how Queensland Parents of the Disabled was founded, and how some difficulties parents face can recede by working collectively and supportively. Keyword: Advocacy

Author
Ward, Jeremy
Source
Twenty Second National Conference of AGSOMD
Publisher
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Publication Date
1 August 1986
Category
Parents
Keywords
Advocacy
Origin
Australia

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