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What Can We Do With Those Families?

Authors: Christopher Liuzzo and John O'Brien

The history of disability is also a history of professional prejudice against the families of disabled people. Even when professionals believe they are working towards inclusion or adopting person-centred practices it is all too easy for these prejudices to emerge - but now dressed in the latest clothes.

This short paper helps those committed to the proper use of person-centred planning to ensure they enter into respectful dialogue with families and it calls for a deeper understanding of the forces that undermine inclusion for all of us.

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The publishers are John O'Brien and Christopher Liuzzo.

What Can We Do With Those Families? © Christopher Liuzzo and John O'Brien 2021.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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