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Title Exploring experiences of advocacy by people with learning disabilities : testimonies of resistance / edited by Duncan Mitchell [and others].
Imprint London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.

Subject People with mental disabilities -- Care -- Case studies.
Learning disabilities -- Treatment -- Case studies.
Learning disabled -- Services for.
Intellectual disability facilities patients.
Social advocacy.
Alt Name Mitchell, Duncan, Professor.
Description 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations, music
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities charts the course through which people with learning disabilities have become increasingly able to direct their own lives as fully active members of their communities. Accounts from the UK, Australia, Canada and Iceland consider both the individual pioneers of self advocacy and local and national groups that have been set up to work actively towards improved services for people with learning disabilities. The book also examines what self-advocacy means for these people and provides an overview of how opportunities and servi.
Contents Cover -- Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities: Testimonies of Resistance -- Contents -- 1. Introduction -- Part I: Personal Accounts of Advocacy and Resistance -- 2. Advocacy as Resistance: Speaking Up as aWay of Fighting Back -- 3. Restriction and Resistance: The Experience of Life on a LockedWard for People with Learning Disabilities -- 4. 'IWould NeverWalk, Talk, Sit or Stand!': The Girl on the Tricycle -- 5. Two Pioneers of Self-advocacy: Ray Loomis and Tom Houlihan -- 6. 'I've Had Enough of the Everyday Thing': Karen Spencer's Life Story -- 7. Resilience and Resistance in the Life Histories of ThreeWomen with Learning Difficulties in Iceland -- 8. Songs of Resistance -- Part II: Speaking for Ourselves: Accounts of Self-advocacy in Action -- 9. My Life, My Choices -- 10. 'What TheyWant -- Yes, ButWhat WeWant -- Bugger Us!' -- 11. The Life of a Group and a Personal Story: Experiences from Huddersfield People First -- Part III: Alliances with Others -- 12. Fires Burning: Advocacy, Camping and Children with Learning Disabilities in Ontario, 1950-1990 -- 13. Resistance in Mencap's History -- 14. One Man's Dream that Continues to Inspire Others -- 15. Maureen Oswin and the 'Forgotten Children' of the Long-stay Wards: Research as Resistance -- 16. Resistance and Control: Mutinies at Brentry -- 17. Taking a Stand Against the Odds -- Part IV: Alternative Interpretations: Reflections on Resistance -- 18. Assistance and Resistance: Making Sense of Inter-war Caring Strategies -- 19. Stereotyped Behaviour: Resistance by People with Profound Learning Difficulties -- 20. Conclusion -- THE CONTRIBUTORS -- SUBJECT INDEX -- AUTHOR INDEX -- Last Page.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781846425110 (electronic bk.)
1846425115 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 77602852
Additional Format Print version: Exploring experiences of advocacy by people with learning disabilities. London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006 1843103591 (OCoLC)70285480.

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