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Journal article

Coming alive as Olivia

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 22(3), Spring 2009, p.12.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The author interviews Olivia Lightfeet, a man with learning disabilities who wants to become a women. Olivia is People First's Diversity Officer and currently trains self-advocacy groups in diversity issues, including those to do with transsexuals and transgender.

Journal article

Changes to capacity Bill leave too many loopholes

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 17(4), May 2004, p.5.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Looks at recent changes made to the Mental Capacity Bill. Looks at the existing weaknesses in the Bill and argues that the concerns many people with learning difficulties had about the Bill dealing with decision making for 'incompetent persons' have not been addressed.

Journal article

How valid is your research project?

Authors:
ASPIS Simone, CUPPLES Joan
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 15(4), 2002, pp.17-18.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Offers eleven points for researchers to follow to ensure that research really involves people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

No more obstacles to casting that vote

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 14(1), July 2000, p.5.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Reviews the Act, Representation of the Persons Act, which will make it easier for disabled people to vote.

Journal article

It's time to listen to victims of crime

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 8(4), April 1995, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Reports on the findings of research into crime and abuse against people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

Deciding for ourselves

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Professional Social Work, March 2004, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

The author, a member of People First, explains why people with learning disabilities are campaigning against the Mental Incapacity Bill.

Journal article

No recognition for independent advocacy

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 16(1), 2002, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Briefly reports on the shortcomings in Making Decisions, especially the lack of access to an independent advocate.

Journal article

A wake-up call for service providers

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 14(2), October 2000, p.8.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Discusses how the Disability Discrimination Act aims to make services providers aware of their responsibilities to ensure that disabled people are not confronted by disablist attitudes or subject to negative generalisations by being labelled as having learning difficulties.

Journal article

Self-advocacy for people with learning difficulties: does it have a future

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 12(4), September 1997, pp.647-654.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Discusses self-advocacy for people learning difficulties and presents a self-advocacy framework model which includes all the elements needed to advocate and achieve permanent change.

Journal article

Power on whose terms?

Author:
ASPIS Simone
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 10(3), January 1997, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The author explains how self-advocacy can be made a genuinely empowering process for people with learning difficulties.

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