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"Leaders with Developmental Disabilities in the Self-Advocacy Movement": An Oral History Collection

“Leaders with Developmental Disabilities in the Self-Advocacy Movement” is the title of an online collection of oral history interviews that explores the life stories of 13 leaders and their perspectives on key issues and leadership challenges. Part of the broader disability rights movement, the self-advocacy movement is unique in that it has been led and informed by the individual and collective experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite its widespread existence nationwide and internationally, few works have explored the rich history, culture, and significance of the self-advocacy movement. To help fill this void, Joe Caldwell of the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, undertook this life history project and donated transcripts to The Bancroft Library at the University of California Berkeley for its “Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement” collection. The collection, available online to the public, includes video clips and written transcripts of interviews with current and past chairs of the national organization Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), as well as other leaders with national experience.

This oral history collection can be found at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/collections/subjectarea/ics_movements/self_advocacy.html.

 

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/271). Citation: Gaylord, V. (Ed). (Winter/Spring 2014). Impact: Feature Issue on Stories of Advocacy, Stories of Change from People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Allies (1988-2013), 27(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/271/271.pdf.

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