Community Disability Services: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice

Community Disability Services: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice (Paperback)

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 Community Disability Services: An Evidence-Based Approach to Practice
Purdue University Press
6.75" x 9.00"

Book Description

Articles by an array of international experts provide as an excellent resource for professionals and students involved in the area of disability studies. The book is divided into three parts - (1) disability and modern society; (2) working with people who are challenged; and (3) working within a disability-services environment. This approach mirrors the contemporary debate within a practice framework reflecting how individuals, organizations, and communities deal with the problem and solutions.At the beginning of each chapter, learning objectives are set out to aid the reader in dealing with the text and activities contained inside the chapter. The materials across the chapters are developed so that when finished, the reader will become more skilled in the area of modern community disability services. This integrated approach provides the key elements needed for both training and advancing knowledge in this fast growing area.

About the Editor(s):

IAN DEMPSEY is a teacher and researcher based at the University of Newcastle's Centre for Special Education and Disability Studies. He has worked as a high school teacher, a teacher of children and adolescents with autism, the coordinator of a respite care service for people with a disability, and an academic. His research interests include legislation, policy and services in school and community settings for people with a disability, and family empowerment.

KAREN NANKERVIS is the head of division, Disability Studies, in the School of Health Sciences at RMIT University, Melbourne. She has over 20 years experience in providing supports to people with disabilities as well as in research and tertiary education in the disability sector. She has been national president of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, editor of Intellectual Disability Australia, chair of the Disability In-Service Training Support Service Advisory Committee, and a member of the Disability Services Quality Improvement Reference Committee.