This unique book constructs a new way to view the cultural contributions of the lives of people with ID. The legacy of people with ID is as meaningful and important as any other, and this idea is explored through individual stories set within the social and cultural construction of the idea of disability. The book is intended to be instrumental in moving toward a new moral community. A wide range of relevant literature is reviewed, to consider quality of life and the history of treatment of people with ID. The importance of social context in defining ID is stressed, as is the role of supports in ensuring participation of people with ID in the meaningful activity of everyday life.
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