Chapter 7. Parenting and Resistance: Strategies in Dealing with Services and Professionals

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader1,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president2,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president3 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant2
  1. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president and
  2. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch7

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

Traustadóttir, R. and Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, H. (2010) Parenting and Resistance: Strategies in Dealing with Services and Professionals, 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.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Iceland

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Iceland

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:

  • parenting and resistance - strategies in dealing with services and professionals;
  • combating discrimination and resisting institutional regimes;
  • struggle for human rights of people with intellectual disabilities;
  • resistance and parents with intellectual disabilities;
  • refusing to accept support and services;
  • establishing group of parents with intellectual disabilities;
  • advocacy in assisting parents with intellectual disabilities - to engage with child and family services;
  • gendered strategies of resistance;
  • understanding parents' capacities for resistance - moving beyond oppressive conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Resistance and People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Resistance and Parents with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Strategies in Dealing with Services and Professionals

  • Recognizing Resistance

  • Conclusion

  • Principles for Practice

  • References