Philosophy of Care

  • Maya Matheis
Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)


Once largely segregated from society, marked changes in where and how persons with intellectual disorders are treated have been developed. Major philosophies of care provision include deinstitutionalization, normalization, inclusion, self-determination, and person-centered planning. This chapter provides an overview of the evolution in thinking and current practices with respect to enhancing the well-being of persons with intellectual disabilities.


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  • Maya Matheis
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  1. 1.MIND InstituteUniversity of California DavisSacramentoUSA

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