Advocacy and Learning Disability by Barry Gray, Robin Jackson

By Barry Gray, Robin Jackson

Advocacy is a seriously vital point within the improvement of powerful prone with a studying incapacity. it truly is obvious via many because the severe hyperlink among conception and perform in making a actually inclusive society. this article offers an in-depth exam of the old, felony and philosophical contexts in which advocacy companies have built. the type of expert and sensible matters and difficulties confronting these working and utilizing advocacy companies are mentioned, and the function of advocacy is tested. Chapters overlaying advocacy with households and with individuals with verbal exchange problems are incorporated to comprise info for practitioners. A survey of the advance of advocacy prone within the US, Canada, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand presents a global standpoint.

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Or if a citizen advocate, you may feel uneasy to hear that your voice is drowning out your partner’s attempts to speak up for him or herself. It may be possible that you are a person with learning difficulties who has a position on a self-advocacy committee in a day centre, in which case you may be offended to hear that your efforts are not ‘real’ self-advocacy. Such views are reported in the literature about types of advocacy (see Brandon, Brandon and Brandon 1995; Dowson 1991; Tyne 1994) and reflect beliefs about professionalised services, the role of citizen advocacy and where self-advocacy should take place.

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