From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speak for Themselves

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DIANE Publishing, 2001 - 116 pages
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Based on the testimony of people with psychiatric disabilities (PD). These recommendations emphasize the principle that people with PD have the right to expect that they will be treated according to the principles of law that apply to all other citizens. All laws & policies that restrict the rights of people with PD simply because of their disabilities are inharmonious with basic principles of law & justice, as well as with such civil rights laws as the ADA. Chapters: when helping hurts; creating new lives: independent housing, economic supports, meaningful work; patients' rights: parity, alternatives, inclusion; criminal justice; & a zillion forms & still no civil rights.

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