Community Conversations: A Collection of Writings from CRUcial Times (Vol 2) (2003)
This collection includes stories and insights about inclusive communities through the themes of: vital communities; identity and roles; being in life, not a system; challenges and strategies for services.
Each of the articles in this collection is set in the context of the community and the articles are somewhat like conversations: they are written in a personal tone and draw on personal experience; they engage the reader in thinking about some of the things that are important in life; and draw readers into an understanding of the many assumptions that are made about people who are thought not to ‘fit’ into the community.
All of the articles can enrich our sense of community, whether this is through a stronger sense of everyday lives in our neighbourhoods, or in terms of contributing to the strengthening of a community of people who struggle to find ways that will lead to better lives for people with disabilities – lives that are meaningful, with strong connections to others.
Edited by Pam Collins