In his newest and fourth book on community inclusion for persons with disabilities, Al Condeluci focuses on the change process. Do you change the person who has a disability or special needs or do you change the environment? By addressing both, Condeluci explores the meaning and methods for micro and macro change. Taking a broader look at advocacy, he builds on the key concepts and theories of organizing with lots of examples of advocacy for both individual as well as systemic cultural change. This pragmatic approach to advocacy and community change is a practical handbook that will guide any advocate – family member, individual, provider or policy analyst through the nitty gritty of promoting and achieving real change for persons with disabilities and the community.
Change can be threatening, frustrating, overwhelming and costly so it’s no surprise that barriers to change come in many forms – financial, social, attitudinal, and programmatic. Condeluci provides a detailed framework for the change process and gives readers the background, information and skills needed to work toward and bring about real change at the community level. Based on over 40 years of advocacy, Condeluci is an international leader in promoting change for an inclusive community for all individuals. This book is essential for anyone in human services.
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