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Beyond Disability

Towards an Enabling Society


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Beyond Disability
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This study presents theoretical and practical perspectives on how society intervenes in the lives of people with disabilities, demonstrating ways in which such interventions can be ineffective and often counter-productive. The contributors to this volume seek to illustrate how, with thought and planning - and in some cases a shift of emphasis or attitude - resources for "disabled" individuals could be used more effectively. Issues covered include: considerations of specific types of disability; an examination of care and counselling; discussions of training, legislation and management; the impact of the caring professions on those with disabilities; and future developments in disability services. This work is a course reader for the Open University course K255, The Disabling Society.

Author Biography

Gerald Hales is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University CONTRIBUTORS Colin Barnes University of Leeds Deborah Cooper National Bureau for Students with Disabilities Marian Corker Ken Davis Derbyshire Coalition of Disabled People Vic Finkelstein Open University Sally French Brunel University Bernard Leach Manchester Metropolitan University Dick Leaman Lambeth Accord Ann Macfarlane Consultant Disability Services Sue Napolitano Brenda Smith City University Ossie Stuart University of York Sian Vasey, TV Producer and Presenter for 'Does He Take Sugar?' Collette Welch London Borough of Waltham Forest Sallie Withers Herefordshire Lifestyles Ray Woolfe Keele University
Release date NZ
December 18th, 1995
Edited by Gerald Hales
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
SAGE Publications Ltd
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