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Disabling progress: the Law Commission's proposals on mentally incapacitated adults' decision-making

Author:
CARSON David
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 5 1993, 1993, pp.304-320.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The law in England and Wales which concerns the making of legally significant decisions by adults who are mentally incapable is disorganised and out dated. Discusses proposals put forward by the Law Commission to solve this problem.

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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2000
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Information about The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, which provides ways to manage the financial and welfare affairs of people who are unable to manage them for themselves. Suitable for professionals and lay people.

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A guide to the Human Rights Act: a booklet for people with learning disabilities

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Ministry of Justice
Publisher:
Great Britain. Ministry of Justice
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
London

A Guide to the Human Rights Act for people with learning disabilities uses examples from everyday life to help explain what human rights means for them. Human rights are for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in society. This easily accessible booklet sets out the purpose of the Human Rights Act and the protections it affords. The booklet was produced by the Ministry of Justice with the help of Working with Words, a specialist supplier of services for people with learning disabilities and low literacy. It uses examples from work, supported housing, day services and dealing with the local council to illustrate how human rights apply to people's everyday lives.

Book

The encyclopedia of learning disabilities

Authors:
TURKINGTON Carol, HARRIS Joseph R., AMERICAN BOOKWORKS
Publisher:
Facts on File
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
304p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
New York
Edition:
2nd ed.

This is a comprehensive guide to all types of learning disabilities, including how they function, how they can be diagnosed, and how they can be treated. Today, learning disabilities are becoming more and more common. With more than 650 entries, 25 of which are new, this thoroughly revised and updated volume explains all the relevant topics from special legislation to educational tools to child development. Appendixes listing important organizations, government information, sources, assistive technology resources, and relevant books and Web sites make this the most comprehensive handy reference on learning disabilities available.

Book

The disability pendulum: the first decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Author:
COLKER Ruth
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
245p.
Place of publication:
New York

Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective two years later, and court decisions about the law began to multiply in the middle of the decade. This book presents the first legislative history of the enactment of the ADA in Congress and analyzes the first decade of judicial decisions under the act. It assesses the success and failure of the first ten years of litigation under the ADA, focusing on its three major titles: employment, public entities, and public accommodations. The book argues that despite an initial atmosphere of bipartisan support with the expectation that the ADA would make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, judicial decisions have not been consistent with Congress intentions. The courts have operated like a pendulum, at times swinging to a pro-disabled plaintiff and then back again to a pro-defendant stance. The author, whose work on the ADA has been cited by the Supreme Court, offers practical suggestions on where to amend the act to make it more effective in defending disability rights, and also explains judicial hostility toward enforcing the act.

Book

Still a chance to learn?: report of a project by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the Further and Higher Education Act (1992) and adults with learning difficulties

Authors:
MACADAM Margaret, SUTCLIFFE Jeannie
Publisher:
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
94p.
Place of publication:
Leicester

This book is of a survey of the impact of the Further and Higher Education Act (1992) on education for adults with learning difficulties, carried out with the Norah Fry Research Centre and supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The work showed that the Act's impact has been mixed and that in particular, people with profound/multiple learning difficulties are starting to miss out.

Book

Development of services for people with a learning disability or mental illness: eleventh report prepared pursuant to section 10 of the Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1989

Author:
NORTHERN IRELAND. Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

Annual Statement prepared pursuant to Section 10 of the Disabled Persons (NI) Act 1989

Journal article

The Mental Capacity Bill 2004: human rights concerns

Author:
LAING Jacqueline
Journal article citation:
Family Law, 35(2), February 2005, pp.137-142.
Publisher:
Jordan

The Bill represents the culmination of efforts to enact wide-ranging legislation in respect of the mentally incapacitated to encompass management and control not merely of financial affairs but, more controversially, healthcare and medical treatment. Defenders argue it empowers them by allowing them tor make decisions for themselves by way of court appointed deputies and attorneys authorised to decide on their behalf and by legally binding advance statements. It is argued that it goes no further than existing common law and in no way licenses abuse, exploitation or homicide, but since first reading human rights concerns have been articulated. Gives the background to the Bill and lists controversial clauses. Discusses withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, non-therapeutic research, arbitrary deprivations of liberty, non-voluntary abortion and sterilisation, and other defects. Concludes the concerns identified in recent cases are profound enough to suggest the Bill has been drafted on false assumptions, not assuaged by minor amendments, and that a thorough reconsideration would be appropriate. To press ahead would be to underestimate the potential for human rights violations.

Journal article

New legislative proposals for women with learning disabilities and mental health problems

Authors:
McNAMARA Eileen, HALL Ian
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 9(4), October 2004, pp.36-40.
Publisher:
Emerald

Several proposed changes to the law in England and Wales will particularly affect women with learning disabilities. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the draft Mental Health and Mental Incapacity Bills all highlight the tension between state paternalism and individual autonomy. Uses a fictional case scenario to consider the practical implications of the proposed legislation, and dilemmas that may arise.

Journal article

Backward step

Author:
MacGIVEN Nico
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 17.8.04, 2004, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Examines the flaws in the Mental Capacity Bill from the point of view of those working with people with learning difficulties.

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