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For a person with a disability it is vital that they enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else around them Legislation exists to assist people with special needs in accessing services and options to encourage them to pursue life in mainstream society PART A People with an intellectual disability themselves their families and advocates are demanding their rights be respected Connelly Rosser White Wilson 1992 This is verified by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights set out by the United Nations in 1948 which includes such areas as education employment freedom of individuals and rights to freedom of movement and residence Amnesty International Website 2001 The Declaration on the Rights of the Mentally Retarded Persons 1971 followed which protects the rights of people with an intellectual disability In 1975 The Rights of Disabled Persons required Australia to make sure that people with disabilities have a right to protection from discrimination are treated with dignity and respect have admittance into education employment and training have a right to relationships and can acquire assistance to become as self-sufficient as possible Responsibilities for disabled people are the same as every other person according to the Disability Services Act 1986 This Act explains that all people have the right to make their own decisions and be responsible for them T Nirje 1995 sees people with disabilities should be recognized for who they are Wolfensberger suggests that once people with disabilities relocated from institutions to living in accommodation within the wider community society would have a more positive perception of their abilities rather than their disabilities Sinson 1993 On the other hand placement of a person into the community does not necessarily mean integration or normalization Perrin and Nirje 1989 This is why Legislation such as the Disability Services Act 1986 was introduced giving the Commonwealth the power to spend money on services for people with disabilities and offer grants to the states and territories Annison
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