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Self-advocacy in historical perspective

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JournalBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities
DatePublished - 31 Aug 2006
Issue number3
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)133-138
Original languageEnglish


This paper looks at the history of self advocacy in England. • Self advocacy has helped many people with learning difficulties to speak up and gain more confidence. • But now it is associated with Government policy. After Valuing People, people expect self advocacy organizations to speak up for everyone with learning difficulties. • This might mean there is less time and space to help new people learn about speaking up as individuals. • It is important to find ways to support self advocacy groups, especially those run by people themselves, to avoid this happening.

    Research areas

  • Government policy • history • self-advocacy • social movement • speaking up

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