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Supporting Community Contribution and Self-Determination through Person-Centred Work

Author: John O'Brien

This paper was presented at Finland's Valta virtaa conference held in June 2013. John O'Brien shares his experience, stories and learning from around the world about people with disabilities, their families and professionals with relation to Finland's Disability Policy.

As he writes in his preface:

I know that the stories I have to tell and the ideas I have to share will not be new to you. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and allies are changing communities all over the world and I am sure that there are many rich stories among us. My hope is that I can provide a sense of connection between your struggle for more just and inclusive communities and what others are learning from their efforts toward a similar ideal.

The publisher is John O'Brien.

Supporting Community Contribution and Determination through Person-Centred Work © John O'Brien 2013.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.



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