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Participation Rights, Family-Decisionmaking & Service Access: A Role for Law?

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

26 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2012  

Terry Carney

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: April 1, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: supported decisionmaking, personalised funding packages, intellectual disability, socio-economic rights, role of law

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Carney, Terry, Participation Rights, Family-Decisionmaking & Service Access: A Role for Law? (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2032825

Terry Carney (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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