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Self-advocacy in historical perspective

Buchanan, I. and Walmsley, J. (2006) Self-advocacy in historical perspective. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34 (3). pp. 133-138. ISSN 1354-4187

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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.

Item Type: Article
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
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3156.2006.00410.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2006.00410.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5744

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