Independent futures; creating user-led disability services in a disabling society.
Independent futures; creating user-led disability services in a disabling dis·a·ble
tr.v. dis·a·bled, dis·a·bling, dis·a·bles
1. To deprive of capability or effectiveness, especially to impair the physical abilities of.
2. Law To render legally disqualified. society.
Barnes, Colin Col´in
n. 1. (Zool.) The American quail or bobwhite. The name is also applied to other related species. See Bobwhite. and Geof Mercer mer·cer
n. Chiefly British
A dealer in textiles, especially silks.
[Middle English, from Old French mercier, trader, from merz, merchandise, from Latin merx .
The authors (both of the Centre for Disability Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy, U. of Leeds, UK) describe the origins and development of British organizations created and run by disabled persons for providing social services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
social services npl → servicios mpl sociales . They begin with exploration of the alternative social model of disability underlying these organizations, which highlights the social and environmental barriers confronting people with impairments. They then discuss the beginnings of user-led organizations and review the range and types of services they offer. They also assess the ways that these organizations have balanced their service provision and political advocacy roles. Distributed in the US by ISBS ISBS International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
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