Participation Rights, Family-Decisionmaking & Service Access: A Role for Law?
The University of Sydney Law School
April 1, 2012
SERVICES AND FAMILIES WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH ROUNDTABLE ON INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY POLICY, C. Bigby & C. Fyffe, eds, La Trobe University: Bundoora, pp. 56-65, 2012
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/18
Realising the equality, support, protection and socio-economic service aspirations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities raise important practical challenges for governments, for service providers, for families, and - centrally - for intellectually disabled people. Operationalising the idea of supported decisionmaking and then marrying it with personalised service funding packages or other individualised delivery is one current example. This paper examines the limited contribution law can make to this enterprise.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: supported decisionmaking, personalised funding packages, intellectual disability, socio-economic rights, role of law
JEL Classification: K10, K30
Date posted: April 3, 2012