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Bookcover of Threshold of Freedom
Booktitle:

Threshold of Freedom

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2017-05-04 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-330-07710-2

ISBN-10:
3330077107
EAN:
9783330077102
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Self-determination became the single most influential concept in the field of developmental disabilities in the United States in the 1990s. From its experimental beginnings in southwestern New Hampshire in 1993, by 2000 there were 19 states working with large grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - the National Initiative on Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities – and 23 more with small grants or their own state funds. This work was designed to increase the power, authority, and resources of individuals to control their own destinies. This book traces the origins of the revolutionary concept through the writings of Tom Nerney and a few of his colleagues. It shows that the way we previously thought about, and treated, citizens with developmental disabilities, has been pernicious – and that a true civil rights movement was necessary. More than two decades of rigorous scientific studies have shown that the outcomes of this shift in power are that the quality of lives will improve sharply, while costs decrease or stay the same. In the long run, this will be accepted as the best way to organize human service and support systems.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Thomas Nerney, James Conroy, Patricia Carver
Number of pages:
224
Published on:
2017-05-04
Stock:
Available
Category:
Civil rights, Civil proceeding
Price:
55.90 €
Keywords:
Disability, power, rights, Self-Determination, Services

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