ERIC Number: EJ609724
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Riding the Third Wave: Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy in the 21st Century.
Wehmeyer, Michael; Bersani, Hank, Jr.; Gagne, Ray
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v15 n2 p106-15 Sum 2000
This article identifies three "waves" of the disability movement (the professional, parent, and self-advocacy waves) and applies them to issues of control and choice in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. It identifies issues related to the self-advocacy movement such as group identity and the long-term role for people who are not disabled. A definition of "self-determination" is offered. (Contains references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Mental Retardation in the 21st Century.