Experiences with Successful Policy for Community-Based Services

English
Grunewald, Karl.  2005.  Experiences with Successful Policy for Community-Based Services. Europe in Action 2005, Prague May 19 - 21.

 

A Society Without Institutions

With independent living means that one lives either with one's own family, by oneself or with a small group of people in an ordinary flat or house.

The term institution refers to one or more houses that are separated from their surroundings. In an institution many people live together. They are divided into different units. All special services, such as for example training facilities, and daily activities are a part of the institution.

Close the Institutions for the Intellectually Disabled - Everyone Can Live in the Open Society

Grunewald, Karl.  2003.  Close the Institutions for the Intellectually Disabled - Everyone Can Live in the Open Society. A pamphlet on the European Year of People with Disabilities.
English

By Karl Grunewald, M.D., Professor,
Vesslev. 12, S-13150 Saltsjo-Duvnas, Sweden. karl.grunewald@swipnet.se

Former Head of Division for Care of People with Disability,
National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm

2003

 

"All men are born free and equal in dignity and
rights." UN 1948

A society that discriminates its disabled citizens
is a disabled society.

Free copyright!

PDF, 109 KB

File attachments: 

The user cooperative model in personal assistance: The example of STIL, the Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living

English
Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  1993.  The user cooperative model in personal assistance: The example of STIL, the Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living.

by Dr. Adolf D. Ratzka
founder and former chairperson of STIL, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Personal assistance, like no other service, illustrates the key elements of Independent Living. People who need personal assistance have always been made dependent on others for the most basic needs of life such as eating or using the toilet. Given this physical dependency the conclusion was close at hand to consider us as dependent on others also emotionally and intellectually. If you cannot pull up your pants like a small child, you may be treated like a small child in other areas as well. It is no surprise then that the Independent Living philosophy is most easily grasped by people who need personal assistance.

Traditional Swedish Personal Assistance Services

Vi måste lära oss att hävda oss

Swedish
Abidi, Javed.  1999.  Vi måste lära oss att hävda oss. Disability Awareness in Action Newsletter, nummer 74, juli 1999.

av Javed Abidi, Executive Director,
National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled, i Indien

In English 

 

Artikeln har tidigare publicerats i Disability Awareness in Action Newsletter, nummer 74, juli 1999.

Javed Abidis ursprungliga artikel från vilken dessa utdrag tagits publicerades ursprungligen i DeepShitha, Spastics Society of Eastern Indias nyhetsblad i december 1998.

 

We (Disabled People) Must Learn to Exert Ourselves

English
Abidi, Javed.  1999.  We (Disabled People) Must Learn to Exert Ourselves. Disability Awareness in Action Newsletter no. 74, July 1999.

by Javed Abidi
Executive Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled, India

På svenska

This article appeared in Disability Awareness in Action Newsletter no. 74, July 1999.

Javed Abidi's original article, from which these extracts were taken, were originally published in DeepShitha, the journal of the Spastics Society of Eastern India, in December 1998.

Is Personal Assistance Relevant for Developing Countries?

English
Adolf, Dr. Ratzka.  2006.  Is Personal Assistance Relevant for Developing Countries?

s Personal Assistance Relevant for Developing Countries?

by:Adolf Ratzka, December 2006

Photo of K. Stone.blank spaceSee Curriculum Vitae.

The Independent Living Movement in the UK

English
Evans, John.  2003.  The Independent Living Movement in the UK.
John Evans was one of the founders of Project 81 that marked the beginning of the Independent Living Movement in the UK. Since 1996 he has been the chair of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL). In this document he gives an overview of the origin of the Independent Living Movement in the UK, it's development and evolution, as well as the current situation (2003).

Towards a more helpful society

English
Bang, Marian.  1996.  Towards a more helpful society.

The world is full of devices that make daily tasks easier. For the disabled, assistive devices make daily tasks possible. Marian Bang spoke to the Disability Action Research Team (DART) who see research into these as far more than just reports on paper. Rather they are a tool for empowering both those with abilities and their care-givers.

Pages

Subscribe to Independent Living Institute RSS