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Normalisation in Mental Handicap—Acceptance without Questions?

  • Anne Boucherat (a1)
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When searching for a definition of mental handicap, I came across the following:

“Handicap is something imposed on a disability to make it more limiting than it need necessarily be.” (Shearer, quoted in O. Russell, 1985).

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1 Russell, O. (1985) Mental Handicap. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
2 Gelder, M., Gath, D. & Mayou, R. (1983) Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Oxford University Press.
3 Department of Health & Social Security (1971) Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped. London: HMSO.
4 Wolfensberger, W. (1980) Chapter 4 in Normalization, Social Integration and Community Services (eds. Flynn, Robert J. et al). Baltimore: University Park Press.
5 Goffman, E. (1963) Stigma. London: Penguin.
6 Tyne, A. (1981) Staffing and Supporting a Residential Service. Campaign for Mentally Handicapped People, 16 Fitzroy Square, London W1P 5QH.
7 Clifford, O. (1986) Why I haven't joined the normies: Some doubts about normalization. SE Thames Region Rehabilitation Interest Group Newsletter,No. 5.
8 Bicknell, J. (1983) The psychopathology of handicap. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 56, 167178.
9 Renshaw, J. (1986) Passing understanding. Community Care, 17 July 1986, 1921.
10 Ryan, J. (1980) The Politics of Mental Handicap. London: Penguin.
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Normalisation in Mental Handicap—Acceptance without Questions?

  • Anne Boucherat (a1)
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