Published in the highly-acclaimed Human Horizons Series, the pre-eminent list for people with disabilities, the elderly and the afflicted, and those who care for them, written by the leading experts.
The key idea in this easy to read but profound book is ‘inclusion’.
Kenn Jupp believes passionately that everyone should have the same opportunities, choices and status that many of us seem able to take for granted. In this practical, purposeful book he shows how it can be done.
Too often parents of children with learning disabilities allow themselves to be convinced of the benefits of ‘special’ education. In fact they are condemning their children to a segregated life, limited and restricted by isolation, deprived of making their own decisions and devalued by others.
Living a Full Life follows people with leaning disabilities through every stage of their lives. It shows how people can avoid becoming sucked into the ‘special’ system and describes some practical alternatives which will lead to a life that is full, meaningful and happy. It puts the reader in touch with innovations, particularly in the areas of early childhood, education, adolescence, supported employment, grieving and planning for when parents will no longer be around. In essence, it holds the key to peace of mind for the parents and an optimum lifestyle for people with learning disabilities. It is an eye-opener in revealing what can and has been achieved when inclusion becomes a guiding principle. It could change lives in the best possible way.
Kenn Jupp worked in the field of special education for more than 25 years. His other book, Everyone Belongs, is also published in the Human Horizons series and offers positive suggestions for developing an alternative education system in which all children have equal opportunity and value, and can learn together.