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Avoiding Misconceptions When Designing Supports

Author: John O'Brien

John O'Brien is one of the leading thinkers of our time and he's played a profound role in shifting thinking about disability and injustice over more than four decades. Here he looks back to the important insights of normalisation and Social Role Valorisation and brings them up to date by connecting them to other emerging ideas on how to think clearly about disability supports, human dignity and mutual respect.

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Noticing That We're Upside Down: Avoiding Misconceptions When Designing Supports © John O'Brien 2021.

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Five Basic Tasks

Five Basic Tasks

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Basic Tasks for Service Providers

Basic Tasks for Service Providers

John O'Brien sets out the basic skills service providers need in order to successfully support people who are at risk of social exclusion or devaluation.

Six Practices for Creative Engagement

Six Practices for Creative Engagement

Six practices for creating engagement in the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.

Reconnecting Hearts and Minds

Reconnecting Hearts and Minds

A Paradigm day of conversation about ensuring good support with and for people with learning disabilities.

Cultivating Thinking Hearts

Cultivating Thinking Hearts

Zipperlen & O'Brien share writings to offer lifesharers the opportunity to grow & be more responsible to outsiders concerned with their households & communities.

Assistance with Integrity

Assistance with Integrity

John O'Brien and Connie Lyle O'Brien share their discussion paper first published in 1994, challenging the dominant way of thinking about quality and safety in human services.

The Unmaking of Man

The Unmaking of Man

Written by Simon Duffy The Unmaking of Man is an exploration of what we can learn from the Holocaust and how it applies to people with disabilities today.