Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization

A good idea really can change the world. Through rich archival media and dozens of interviews, "Valuing Lives" explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged our fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense workshops trained thousands of human services professionals in the theory and practice of this idea.

  • Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization

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    A good idea really can change the world. Through rich archival media and dozens of interviews, "Valuing Lives" explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged our fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense wor...

  • Of the Community

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    Forty years ago, large institutions warehousing thousands of people were common. Today, most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living with their families or in homes and apartments in their communities. But are they active member of their communities? "Of the Commu...

  • Higher Ground

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    When Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, hundreds of people with developmental disabilities were displaced. Roads were severely crowded or impassable. Cell phones didn't work. Many didn't know where their family members were. And yet direct support professionals s...