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Book

Sexuality and relationships in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities: standing in my shoes

Editors:
CHAPMAN Rohhss, LEDGER Sue, TOWNSON Louise
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
230
Place of publication:
London

This book offers an account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their sexuality and relationships and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights. Drawing extensively on personal experiences, it paints a picture of the range of sexualities and relationships people want and shows how sexuality has been managed and controlled in different countries. It explores a range of issues such as rights, resilience, protection, sexual oppression and the lack of privacy for those living in care institutions. Co-edited and with contributions by people with intellectual disabilities and allies, this book provides insight into a morally, ethically and legally complex area and will be of help to people with intellectual disabilities, their advocates, families and supporters; and to social care managers, social workers, and other professionals working in the field as well as academic researchers and students. (Edited publisher abstract)

Journal article

Hearing older voices

Author:
SOUTHGATE Jaki
Journal article citation:
Viewpoint, 126, January 2012, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Mencap/Gateway

Older Voices, is a three year project funded by Comic Relief that is working with 17 people with a learning disability over the age of 50. The project is running a series of workshops to make the older people aware of their rights to services and give them the confidence and skills to change things, such as discrimination. This article provides a brief overview of the project which is being run by Mencap Wales.

Digital Media

Valuing rights

Authors:
SPEAKUP SELF ADVOCACY, BUBBLE MEDIA, (Producers)
Publisher:
Speakup Self Advocacy
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
DVD
Place of publication:
Rotherham

"Valuing People" is a big plan for and is all about rights, more money and better help for people who really need it like children. The DVD also talks about new ways for people to get their voice heard. Meetings called Regional Forums will enable people to say what they think and ideas from the forums in every part of England go to the National Forum who make decisions.

BookDigital Media

Living safer sexual lives: a training pack for people with learning disabilities and those who support them

Authors:
FRAWLEY Patsie, et al
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
253p., videocassette
Place of publication:
Brighton

This research-based resource has been designed to provide training on sexuality and sexual rights for everyone involved in the lives of people with learning disabilities, including the individuals themselves. The easily accessible training aims to support people with learning disabilities, their families and friends, service providers and staff to learn about values, attitudes, safety and rights in relation to sexuality and relationships.

Book

Stop no more abuse

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This booklet  was produced to help people with learning disabilities look after themselves and make sure they are safe.  It covers the different types of abuse that people with learning disabilities suffer and how they might deal with them.

Digital Media

The right to be you

Authors:
HAMILTON Karen, (Producer)
Publisher:
Ealing Consortium
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
(11 mins.), DVD
Place of publication:
London

A DVD made by  people with learning disabilities was shown for the first time at the House of Commons on 29 September 2005. People with learning disabilities, from Ealing Consortium, commissioned and wrote the script for the DVD, and had the final say in the editing. They wanted other people with learning disabilities to be aware of their rights in areas such as housing, health, and travel.  The DVD will also be used for staff training and informing the general public.

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

Witnesses to change: families, learning difficulties and history

Editors:
ROLPH Sheena, et al, (eds.)
Publisher:
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
335p.
Place of publication:
Kidderminster

This book shows how learning disabilities have impacted on family life and relationships and how this has varied across the country. It also reveals how public attitudes have shifted considerably from one in which learning disabilities were seen as a “mental deficiency” to a more enlightened attitude which recognised that people with learning disabilities have rights.

Book

One law for all: the impact of the Human Rights Act on people with learning difficulties

Authors:
FINNEGAN Patricia, CLARKE Stephen
Publisher:
Values into Action
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
162p.
Place of publication:
London

Sets out the impact of the Human Rights Act in the campaign for with people with learning difficulties namely the the right of people with learning difficulties to enjoy, and to be treated with the same respect due to all citizens.

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Self-advocacy, civil rights and the social model of disability: final research report

Authors:
GOODLEY Dan, ARMSTRONG Derrick
Publisher:
University of Leeds. Centre for Disability Studies
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This study examined the self-advocacy of people with the label of ‘learning difficulties’ as enacted within self-advocacy groups and accounted for in personal narratives. This very process illuminated a number of significant concerns in relation to the doing of disability research by disabled researchers. The theoretical, political and cultural background to this study can be broadly split into two areas.

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