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Self-Determination

New Anthology on the Self-Help Movement

A new anthology, edited by Louis D. Brown and Scott Wituk: Mental Health Self-Help: Consumer and Family Initiatives (Springer 2010), includes a chapter by Daniel Fisher and Lauren Spiro entitled “Finding and Using Our Voice: How Consumer/Survivor Advocacy is Transforming Mental Health Care.” [Click here to read the chapter (PDF, 0.99MB, 20 pages)]

Improving Access to Home and Community-Based Services - Information Bulletin # 319 (8/2010), by Steve Gold

Nearly five years ago, Congress amended Medicaid by adding Section 1915 (i), intending to increase community-based services instead of institutional Medicaid services by permitting greater flexibility than Waivers permit. Unfortunately, only a few states took advantage of this. In enacting the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Congress made a number of additional changes which are extremely important to the disability community. However, unless your State opts to take advantage of these changes, they will not happen. These amendments take away many excuses the States have used in the past. [To read the entire bulletin, click here]

What 'Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist By Donald M. Berwick.

Excerpts from the above article - compiled by Lauren Spiro (PDF, 20KB, 2 pages)

Summary of Quality Paper by Tom Nerney, Center for Self Determination (PDF, 17KB, 1 page)

Center for Self-Determination

Self-determination is a fundamental cornerstone of the disability rights movement. www.self-determination.com

National Research and Training Center

For papers devoted exclusively to self-determination and mental health go to www.psych.uic.edu/UICNRTC/sdconfpapers.htm