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What makes people with developmental disabilities vulnerable?

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This article helps us understand why advocacy is - and will always be - important in the lives of people with developmental disability. While people with developmental disability share the same vulnerabilities as everyone else in our society, they have even less power to deal with them. This article outlines the many factors which make people with developmental disability vulnerable, including lack of power and isolation. The attitudes of society and service providers contribute to many of the factors identified. Keywords: Attitudes, Advocacy

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O'Brien, J; Lyle O'Brien, C; Schwartz, D (Eds.)
What Can We Count on to Make and Keep People Safe?
Responsive Systems Associates
Publication Date
1 January 1990
Advocacy, Attitudes
United States

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