The Situation of People wit Complex Dependency Needs in Europe
[Excerpt] Since several years, Inclusion Europe and its member societies have put an accent on self-advocacy of persons with intellectual disability. For too long parents and professionals saw persons with intellectual disability only from the angle of their disability. We have spoken for them, decided what was good for them and have sometimes forgotten that they are full citizens with own desires. Self-advocates now claim the right to talk, to be listened to and to decide their own future.
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