Buchanan, I. and Walmsley, J. (2006) Self-advocacy in historical perspective. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34 (3). pp. 133-138. ISSN 1354-4187
This paper looks at the history of self advocacy in England.
• Self advocacy has helped many people with learning difficulties to speak up and gain more confidence.
• But now it is associated with Government policy. After Valuing People, people expect self advocacy organizations to speak up for everyone with learning difficulties.
• This might mean there is less time and space to help new people learn about speaking up as individuals.
• It is important to find ways to support self advocacy groups, especially those run by people themselves, to avoid this happening.
|Keywords:||Government policy • history • self-advocacy • social movement • speaking up|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||13 Aug 2009 11:34|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2009 11:34|