ERIC Number: EJ695588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
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Remembering Community Inclusion: Stories From the Life of Jack Eldon Baker
Millington, Michael J.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v48 n3 p177-182 Apr 2005
Jack Eldon Baker was born, lived, and died in Gilbert, Arkansas. The story of his life is retold in excerpts from a memorial publication published by the people of the town. This article also makes the case that his story is an example of community inclusion. Through the voices of those who knew him, we see Jack as a person who gave to the community according to his talents and was supported by the community according to his needs. Although our social services system would have identified him as a person with a significant developmental disability, neither Jack nor his community found such labels meaningful. The importance of Jack's contribution to his town and the implications for the rehabilitation counseling profession are discussed.
Descriptors: Food Processing Occupations, Municipalities, Counselors, Social Services, Rehabilitation Counseling, Developmental Disabilities
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas