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Getting to community : supporting people with developmental disabilities in their pursuit of the good life

By: Stanfield, Susan.
Publisher: Vancouver Spectrum Press 2012Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781300183808.Subject(s): COMMUNITY LIVING | DEINSTITUTIONALISATION | INCLUSION | NORMALISATION | SOCIAL ROLE VALORISATION | LEGAL RIGHTS | CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES | DECISION MAKING | ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION | QUALITY OF LIFE | EMPOWERMENT | SELF DETERMINATION | PERSON CENTRED PLANNING | CIRCLES OF SUPPORT | EMPLOYMENT | SUPPORT SERVICES | CANADA
Contents:
Introduction|The promise of community living|Attitude is everything Implications for practice : from exclusion to belonging|Evolution of service Normalization Social role valorization Out of the institution and into the community|Legal rights Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Supported decision making Alternative and augmentative communication|Do no harm : David's story|Building a good life in the community Quality of life|Who holds the power? Empowerment Self determination|Person centred planning Goal setting Dignity of risk Looking at individual needs Vulnerabilities and safeguards|Relationships Building personal networks Some ways to support relationships|Home Whose home is it, anyway? Some ways to promote a sense of "home"|Employment Some ways to promote "Employment First"|Building personal competencies|Pulling it all together|A framework for support|If you build it, they will come : the story of the accidental day program|References
Summary: "Susan offers an elegant and precise voice to a new era of supporting independence and authentic roles to a new era of supporting interdependence and authentic roles for people with disabilities as they make their own choices in their homes, work places, neighbourhoods and associational lives. This is an informative and practical book that would be an excellent addition to the libraries of teachers in inclusive classrooms, parents and those working in the field. We expect a great deal from those who support our citizens with disabilities in their daily lives, and this book is a welcome and respectful addition to the field." - BOOK JACKET
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"Susan offers an elegant and precise voice to a new era of supporting independence and authentic roles to a new era of supporting interdependence and authentic roles for people with disabilities as they make their own choices in their homes, work places, neighbourhoods and associational lives. This is an informative and practical book that would be an excellent addition to the libraries of teachers in inclusive classrooms, parents and those working in the field. We expect a great deal from those who support our citizens with disabilities in their daily lives, and this book is a welcome and respectful addition to the field." - BOOK JACKET

Donated to the Library by The Freemasons Charity

Copyright Permission: 2012

Introduction|The promise of community living|Attitude is everything
Implications for practice : from exclusion to belonging|Evolution of service
Normalization
Social role valorization
Out of the institution and into the community|Legal rights
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Supported decision making
Alternative and augmentative communication|Do no harm : David's story|Building a good life in the community
Quality of life|Who holds the power?
Empowerment
Self determination|Person centred planning
Goal setting
Dignity of risk
Looking at individual needs
Vulnerabilities and safeguards|Relationships
Building personal networks
Some ways to support relationships|Home
Whose home is it, anyway?
Some ways to promote a sense of "home"|Employment
Some ways to promote "Employment First"|Building personal competencies|Pulling it all together|A framework for support|If you build it, they will come : the story of the accidental day program|References

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