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'A book such as this both demonstrates the progress that has been made over recent years, and will also serve to enhance respect for the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the years to come.' - From the Foreword by Orville Endicott This wide-ranging volume provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The book combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. Initial chapters explain the historical context of rights for people with intellectual disabilities, including the right to life, and propose a conceptual framework to inform contemporary practice. Contributors then explore the many theoretical and practical challenges that people with intellectual disabilities face, in exercising their civil rights, educational rights or participatory rights, for instance. The implications arising from these issues are identified and practical guidelines for support and accommodation are provided. This book will be an essential resource for practitioners, advocates, lawyers, policy-makers and students on disability courses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843105909
ISBN-10: 184310590X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frances Owen

Frances Owen, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies and the Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada. She co-directs the International Dual Diagnosis Certificate Program in Habilitative Mental Health. She has co-authored five books in the areas of organizational behaviour and management as well as several articles related to abuse prevention and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Dorothy Griffiths, PhD is Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies and the Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada. She also co-directs the International Dual Diagnosis Certificate Program in Habilitative Mental Health. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dorothy is an acknowledged international expert on therapeutic services for individuals who have a dual diagnosis of intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns.