Karl Nunkoosing and Mark Haydon-Laurelut argue that people with intellectual disabilities cannot be empowered by people who reject them, nor by people who believe that others will reject them. The only empowering approach combines acceptance and optimism. This graphic sets out the core argument of their paper The Relational Basis of Empowerment.
The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
Graphic on the Relational Basis of Empowerment © Simon Duffy 2015.
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Karl Nunkoosing and Mark Haydon-Laurelut explore how fundamental human attitudes underpin society's approach to empowering disabled people.
In the short essay Simon Duffy summarises the argument of his Sir Keith Wilson Oration at the 2014 Australian Association of Gerontology.