Standing Together And Finding A Voice Apart: Advocating For Intellectual Disability Rights

Standing Together And Finding A Voice Apart: Advocating For Intellectual Disability Rights

  • Publish Date: 2015-12-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Amanda J. Rich
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This goal of this compelling book is to broaden our understanding of the process and construct of advocacy particularly advocacy that changes policies and practices affecting the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Dr. Rich analyzes a series of interviews with a cross-section of intellectual disability (ID) advocates at the local, state, and national level. The reader will gain fresh insights into a variety of views and experiences of ID advocacy through the eloquent words of all those interviewed. In the words of one individual, Do not forget the moral dimension of this work. Professionals and students in all areas of the field, including self-advocates, will find this book both thought-provoking and helpful in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. In the words of another advocate interviewed, Build strong relationships. See other people s point of view. Spread your message evenly, know your audience, and listen.

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