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Toward Human Rights For The Mentally Retarded: A Challenge To Social Action
I find the document wanting because it speaks only of needs, not of rights, and because of its lack of recognition of the advocacy role social service must assume on behalf of the retarded person and his family rather than a mere "liaison" role as is suggested. I find the document wanting because it not only fails to recognize the advocacy role of the social worker but fails to take any cognizance of the existence of associations for the mentally retarded which on their part have played a far-reaching advocacy role, granted that this has been done in some localities with less effectiveness than in others....
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Title: Toward Human Rights For The Mentally Retarded: A Challenge To Social Action
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: May 1969
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Abuse; Advocacy; American Association On Mental Deficiency; California; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Civil Rights; Cognitive Disability; Education; Educational Institutions; Family; Germany; Gunnar Dybwad; Holocaust; Human Rights; Independent Living; Institutions; Jurisprudence; Labor & Commerce; Mental Retardation; Neglect; Parenting; Prejudice; President's Committee On Mental Retardation; Punishments; San Francisco, CA; Self Help; Service Organizations; Social Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Work; Stanley Powell Davies; United Nations; Work
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Address to the Social Work Division, American Association on Mental Deficiency, San Francisco, California.