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Michell, Bryan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This is about research an Oxfordshire Self-Advocacy Organisation did into annual health checks for people with learning disabilities. The self-advocates worked with Oxfordshire's Primary Care Health Facilitator and a Professor to find out why only one in four people in our area had a health check in 2009/10 (Emerson & Glover 2010a,b). The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Foreign Countries
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Siska, Jan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
In this paper I describe how self-advocacy has grown in the Czech Republic. First, I talk about how services for people with learning disabilities have begun to change in the last few years. This is because voluntary groups have lobbied and campaigned for change. I learned about self-advocacy during a visit to the UK in the 1990s. I went back to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Advocacy, Learning Disabilities, Voluntary Agencies
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Meininger, Herman P. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
This article is about life story work with people with learning disabilities. It talks about reading and writing stories, and listening to them. Telling your life story, writing it down and talking about it with others can be an important part of self-advocacy for people with learning disabilities. Life stories are helpful when they are told or…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Writing (Composition), Self Advocacy, Learning Disabilities
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Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
The paper describes how a group of self advocates wrote a book. It discusses each of the stages of writing and developing the book. It says why they wanted to write a book, what they thought about making information easier and how they chose the right words and pictures. It shows that people with learning disabilities can make easy information for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Access to Information, Self Advocacy, Young Adults
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Beart, Suzie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
In this paper the small body of research which looks at how people labelled as having learning disabilities view this social identity is considered. The author argues that this research has implications for our assumptions about self-advocacy groups for people with learning disabilities.
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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Dearden-Phillips, Craig; Fountain, Rob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
Securing meaningful involvement in service development and provision can be seen as a particular challenge for people with learning difficulties. The National Health Service & Community Care Act [(1990) HMSO, ISBN 0105419907] and more recently Valuing People [Department of Health (2001) "Valuing people: a new strategy for learning…
Descriptors: Self Advocacy, Learning Disabilities, Social Support Groups, Mental Retardation