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De-Institutionalizing the Mentally Disabled: The Canadian Solution

Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 25, p. 832, 2003

U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 09-19

6 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2009  

Betsy Malloy

University of Cincinnati - College of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2009

Abstract

This article reviews the book "A Textured Life: Empowerment and Adults with Developmental Disabilities", by Alison Pedlar, Larry Haworth, Peggy Hutchison, Andrew Taylor, and Peter Dunn. "A Textured Life" is a comprehensive look at life for Canada's developmentally disabled citizens. The authors systematically walk the reader through a developmentally disabled Canadian citizen's home life, work environment, family relationships, personal relationships, and leisure activities. Throughout the well-researched and well-documented analysis, the authors have interspersed the narrative of their subjects, as well as comments from personal care workers and family members. Overall, the authors have provided a very comprehensive glimpse into Canada's treatment of developmentally disabled citizens. The text is very thorough and helpful in providing a glimpse into the daily lives of developmentally disabled citizens in Canada. Works like "A Textured Life" provide guidance to other nations and care providers in analyzing the programs that are in place to support developmentally disabled citizens.

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, De-Institutionalizing the Mentally Disabled: The Canadian Solution (September 1, 2009). Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 25, p. 832, 2003; U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 09-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1468716

Betsy Malloy (Contact Author)

University of Cincinnati - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040
United States

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