Chapter 12. Turning Rights into Realities in Québec, Canada

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader3,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president4,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president5 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant4
  1. Marjorie Aunos PhD psychologist1,
  2. Laura Pacheco MSW Associate Professor5 and
  3. Katherine Moxness PhD psychologist Director Adjunct Professor2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch12

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

Aunos, M., Pacheco, L. and Moxness, K. (2010) Turning Rights into Realities in Québec, Canada, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 4

    University of Iceland

  3. 5

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Québec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada

  2. 2

    McGill University, Canada

  3. 5

    University of Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • turning rights into realities in Qu'ebec, Canada;
  • United Nations (UN) Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) - persons with intellectual disabilities, right to make the decision to become parents;
  • role of readaptation centers;
  • families of persons with intellectual disabilities - local center for community services (CLSC–CSSS), and basic psychosocial assessment needs done;
  • early intervention strategies, social integration of children into community organizations - daycare and schools;
  • residential and respite services - organized around readaptation centers;
  • building blocks of our strategy;
  • bridging the gap between research and practice - rights and reality of parents with intellectual disabilities in Qu'ebec;
  • working in partnership - creating and nurturing relationships and networks between agencies and professional disciplines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Our Starting Point

  • The Building Blocks of Our Strategy

  • Our First Step to Bridge the Gap between Research and Practice

  • Our Second Step: The Development of Standards of Practice

  • Building on Success

  • Challenges and Future Directions

  • Conclusion

  • References