ERIC Number: ED374610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Qualitative Study of Self Advocacy and Guardianship: Views from New Hampshire.
Racino, Julie Ann
This qualitative research case study includes a brief overview of the status and development of self-advocacy in New Hampshire, describes the state's guardianship program, and highlights areas of concern to people with disabilities. Self-advocacy is described as having three primary components: (1) enabling people with developmental disabilities to speak for themselves; (2) joining together with others to achieve systems changes through advocacy strategies; and (3) sharing social and personal support offered by local self advocacy groups. The desired outcomes of self-advocacy are listed a marriage and family, jobs one likes to do with good pay, a "dream" career, a comfortable place to live, freedom to come and go, housing, adult education, results on individual services plans, clothes and equipment, and transportation. The study describes the role of local self-advocacy groups, roles within groups, roles of advisors and supporters, and future issues. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community and Policy Studies, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire