Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities


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 services have changed for them over the decades.

Many of the personal accounts, photographs and songs included in this book will be accessible and encouraging to people with learning disabilities, and they will provide inspiring reading for professionals who work with them, family members and community and government service providers.

Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities
Testimonies of Resistance
Edited by Duncan Mitchell, Rannveig Traustadottir, Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson, Nigel Ingham and Sue Ledger
May 2006
224 pages
ISBN 1 84310 359 1
Paperback
£17.99/US$29.95

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