The Principles and Practices of Universal Enhancement, 2nd Edition
"The author challenges the reader to do with rather thando for, to focus on participation rather than readiness, and to believe in possibilities rather than limitations." – Derrick Dufresne, Community Resource Associates
Redefining the Elements of a Quality Life!What elements do all persons need to experience a meaningful life? Valued relationships. Dignity, respect and choice. Meaningful activities. Full and abundant living. But, what outmoded policies, methods, attitudes, and habits need to change so that a person with an intellectual or developmental disability can experience these elements? Dr. Pomeranz describes how certain mindsets can demean, degrade, devalue and dehumanize a person. He guides the service provider through the very best practices and the attitudes that go with them. He illustrates these ideas with lively stories, poetry, to-do lists, rules of thumb and illustrations. You will enjoy Tom's deep insights and real-life anecdotes. And, you now get all of his best ideas and tools in one book, at one low price. All four sections are contained in this new, updated edition.