Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Background Dimensions of Normalisation Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Shulamit Ramon
      Pages 6-34
  3. Experiencing Normalisation and Social Role Valorisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-61
    2. Mike Lawson
      Pages 62-84
    3. Julia Segal
      Pages 85-113
    4. Richard Warner
      Pages 114-136
    5. Alexandra Lewis
      Pages 137-161
  4. The Test Ground: Turning Principles into Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-166
    2. Shulamit Ramon
      Pages 167-194
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-202

About this book


An innovative, multi-perspective and international approach to the issues which normalisation entails. Carrying on from the concept of community care, normalisation or integration is about creating the conditions in the individual and society for leading as autonomous and acceptable a life as possible. Based on the right of people with disabilities to an ordinary life, it has extensive implications not just for professionals in the mental health field but for all of us.


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