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The Normalization Principle And Its Human Management Implications
When residential facilities for mentally retarded children are constructed, located, operated, and interpreted as homes for children; when special schools for the mentally retarded are integrated into regular schools or are looked upon as no more than schools for children and youth; and when group homes and hostels for the adult retarded are looked upon mainly as homes for adults; then such direct and normal experiences will result in a normalization of society's attitudes toward the retarded. Isolation and segregation foster ignorance and prejudice, whereas integration and normalization of smaller groups of mentally retarded improve regular human relations and understanding, and generally are a prerequisite for the social integration of the individual....
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Title: The Normalization Principle And Its Human Management Implications
From: Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded
Creator: Bengt Nirje (author)
Date: January 10, 1969
Format: Government Document
Publisher: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, D.C.
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: ch.7, pp.181-195
Keywords: Advocacy; Bengt Nirje; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Employment; Family; Government; Government Agencies; Group Home; Human Rights; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Leisure; Medicine & Science; Mental Retardation; Normalization; Policy; Prejudice; President's Committee On Mental Retardation; Schools; Segregation; Sheltered Workshop; Social Welfare & Communities; Special Education; Sweden; Wolf Wolfensberger; Work
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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