Raymond's Room

Raymond's Room

Ending the Segregation of People With Disabilities

Book - 2007
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Thirty years ago, as a young man working at a facility for children with autism, Dale DiLeo was shown a tiny, hot, and smelly bedroom. Reserved for those least trusted by staff, this room was locked'from the outside'all night long. It was named after Raymond, the room's perennial resident.Raymond's Room makes a compelling case that people with disabilities are still locked away from the rest of society. They may not be housed in rooms like Raymond's, but they are placed in facilities and programs run by a public monopoly unwilling to change. Using research, anecdotes, humor, and engaging stories, DiLeo takes aim at the billion-dollar ?disability industrial complex? that segregates people with significant disabilities from mainstream life. Calling people with disabilities society's ?hidden citizens,? he describes a system that prevents people from working and living in their communities, despite techniques and approaches that can help even those with the most serious challenges work and have a home of their own. For 230 pages, DiLeo describes the downsides to current practices in the field and then offers up proven alternatives to open Raymond's room.
Publisher: St. Augustine, Fla. : Training Resources Network, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781883302559
1883302552
Branch Call Number: 362.4045
Characteristics: xxvi, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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