Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities
288 pages, 6 x 9
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Release Date:15 Dec 2008
ISBN:9781843105909
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Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
'A book such as this both demonstrates the progress that has been made over recent years, and will also serve to enhance respect for the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the years to come.'- From the Foreword by Orville EndicottThis wide-ranging volume provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The book combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. Initial chapters explain the historical context of rights for people with intellectual disabilities, including the right to life, and propose a conceptual framework to inform contemporary practice. Contributors then explore the many theoretical and practical challenges that people with intellectual disabilities face, in exercising their civil rights, educational rights or participatory rights, for instance. The implications arising from these issues are identified and practical guidelines for support and accommodation are provided.This book will be an essential resource for practitioners, advocates, lawyers, policy-makers and students on disability courses.
'This book is a very welcome contribution to the international scholarship on human rights for people with intellectual disability. Editors Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths have produced a stimulating compilation on the challenges that people with intellectual disability face in relation to human rights...This book stimulates readers to think about how to concretely apply human rights. We are all challenged to develop right-promoting strategies across the spectrum of our services, and we welcome the views of people with intellectual disability on whether the human rights agenda has made a meaningful difference in their lives.'- Tizard Learning Disability Review'Owen and Griffiths, the editors of this book, present a most refreshing and comprehensive narrative placing the rights of people with learning disablilities in an international context.'- Community Living
Frances Owen, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies and the Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada. She co-directs the International Dual Diagnosis Certificate Program in Habilitative Mental Health. She has co-authored five books in the areas of organizational behaviour and management as well as several articles related to abuse prevention and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Dorothy Griffiths, PhD is Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies and the Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario, Canada. She also co-directs the International Dual Diagnosis Certificate Program in Habilitative Mental Health. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dorothy is an acknowledged international expert on therapeutic services for individuals who have a dual diagnosis of intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns.
Introduction: The Rights Education Project that Inspired this Book. Frances Owen Brock University, Ontario, Canada and Dorothy Griffiths, Brock University, Ontario. 1. Historical and Theoretical Foundations of the Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Setting the Stage. Frances Owen, Dorothy Griffiths, Donato Tarulli, Brock University, Ontario and Jacqueline Murphy, Niagara University, New York, USA. 2. The Emergence of the Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in International Law: The Cases of the Montreal Declaration on International Disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Jocelin Lecomte, West Montreal, Lisette-Dupras, Readaptation Centers, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, Celine Mercier, University of Montreal, McGill University and West Montreal. 3. Right to Life. Shelley Watson, Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and Dorothy Griffiths. 4. Self-Determination and the Emerging Role of Person-Centred Planning: A Dialogical Framework. Donato Tarulli and Carol Sales, Brock University, Ontario. 5. Legal Rights and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Voula Marinos, Brock University, Ontario, Dorothy Griffiths, Leanne Gosse, Brock University, Ontario, Jennifer Robinson, University of Waterloo, Ontario, J. Gregory Olley, University of North Carolina, USA and William Lindsay, University of Abertay, Scotland. 6. Medical Rights for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Yona Lunsky, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada; Paul Fedoroff, Institute of Mental Health Research of the University of Ottawa, and Sexual Behaviors Clinic of the Forensic Program of the Royal Ottawa Hospital, Canada; Kajsa Klassen, Brock University, Ontario, Carolyn Gracey, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Susan Havercamp, University of South Florida, USA, Beverly Fedoroff, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada and Nicholas Lennox, The University of Queensland, Australia. 7. Sexuality and Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Deborah Richards, Sexuality Clinic at Community Living Welland Pelham, Ontario, Nancy Miodrag, McGill University, Montreal, Shelley Watson, Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Maurice Feldman, Brock University, Ontario, Marjorie Aunos, West Montreal and Lisette-Dupras, Diane Cox-Lindenbaum, Private Clinician and Consultant, Connecticut, USA and Dorothy Griffiths. 8. Right to Evidence-Based Treatment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Issues of the Use of Therapeutic Punishment. Tricia Vause, Brock University, Ontario, Kaleigh Regehr, Brock University, Ontario, Maurice Feldman, Brock University, Ontario,aDorothy Griffiths and Frances Owen. 9. Rights and Education. Christine Y. Tardif-Williams, Brock University, Ontario, Marion Trent-Kratz, Krystine Donato, Brock University, Ontario. 10. Ensuring Rights: Systematic and Educational Approaches. Frances Owen, Mark Julien, Carol Sales, Christine Y. Tardif-Williams, Barbara Vyrostko, Community Living Welland Pelham, Ontario and Karen Stoner, Autism Ontario (Niagara Chapter).
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