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The Gift of Hospitality: Opening the Doors of Community life to People with Disabilities

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Mary Connell begins by talking about the isolation so often experienced by people with disabilities. She uses stories about people who have broken away from specialised services to illustrate ways of offering hospitality and discovering people's capacities rather than their deficits. While she spends time addressing the dangers and difficulties that can arise in seeking to help people with disabilities to become part of their community, she says that it is only in community that people have the chance to 'be accepted as whole persons, and viewed as part of the whole society". Keywords: Friendship, Inclusion

Author
O'Connell, Mary
Source
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Publisher
Center for Urban Affairs & Policy Research, Northwestern University
Publication Date
1 February 1988
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Friendship, Inclusion
Origin
United States

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