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Cornell University. ILR School. Employment and Disability Institute

Course 3: Self Determination

Suggested Readings & Viewings


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Kendrick, M.  Establishing the "Right Relationships" Between Staff, Professional Service Organizations and the People They Assist
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O'Brien, J. (1989) What's Worth Working For? Leadership for Better Quality Human Services. Lithonia, GA: Responsive Systems Assoc.
Publications by J. O'Brien and C. O'Brien

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Sands, D. & Wehmeyer, M. (1996). Self-Determination Across the Life Span: Independence and Choice for People with Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
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Wehmeyer, M., Agran, M., & Hughes, C. (1998). Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities: Basic Skills for Successful Transition. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
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Flynn, R. and LeMay, R. (1999) A Quarter Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and Impact. Ontario, Canada: University of Ottawa Press
University of Ottawa Press

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Topical Shorts Special Edition (1997). Featured Presentation (2 Videos)
What Is Self-Determination?
Putting Self-Determination into Practice

Available through Irene M. Ward & Associates

VHS Tape icon A Credo for Support
Norman Kunc
Axis Consultation & Training Ltd.
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Ph: (250) 754-9939


Parallels in Time (1998) Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
300 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Voice: (651) 296-4018
Toll Free: (877) 348-0505
TTY: (651) 296-9962