Interview with Cath McNamara on the development of Self-Directed Approaches

Posted December 2nd, 2010 by mireland

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Cath McNamara about the development of Self-Directed Approaches and the development of Attendant Care in the 1980s by people with disabilities. Cath was involved in the development of attendant care in the 1980s and was able to give us an interesting insight into the similarities and differences between then and the development of Self-Directed Approaches.

Here is what we spoke about.
Part One

Part Two


7 Responses to: “Interview with Cath McNamara on the development of Self-Directed Approaches”

  1. Neil Cameron responds:
    Posted: December 17th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    An excellent interview with carefully thought out questions by Maree Ireland for Cath McNamara who herself has contribute enormously to the living conditions of people in the disability sector, more particularly people living with ABI.
    As a member of Brain Injury Matters I and others have benefited from Caths’s work in the past.

  2. Laura responds:
    Posted: December 19th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    I knew there had been an attendant care scheme, but never knew how all that got up or worked. This is a really good backgrounder to whats happening now…. Is this connected to that book on your site? That should be compulsary reading for disability studies students!
    That ASSID presentation somewhere else on the field site is really good for understanding where weve come from and whats going on – can you put the link to that with this blog cos I keep losing track of how I got onto it?

  3. Maree responds:
    Posted: December 20th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Hi

    The link to the website is http://www.field.org.au

    Thanks for your comment.

  4. Maree responds:
    Posted: December 22nd, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Hi,

    Here are some more links which might be helpful;

    http://www.touchingthecorners.com/about_rob.htm
    This is a link to Rob Mcnamara’s website and order form for his book “Touching the Corners”. Rob was one of the group of people with disabilities who initiated and established attendant care in Victoria. It is an interesting read.

    An order form for Rob’s book can also be found at field’s website: http://www.field.org.au

    My full presentation for the ASSID Cobnference can also be found on the field webpage; http://www.field.org.au

    These links will also be placed on the SDA Links page

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  5. bernard linney responds:
    Posted: March 17th, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love finding out more on this subject. If possible, as you acquire expertise, would you mind updating your weblog with much more data? It is extremely useful for me.

  6. Maree responds:
    Posted: March 17th, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Hi

    Have you got anything specific that you would like to discuss around Self Directed Approaches?

  7. keighley plumber responds:
    Posted: May 6th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Wonderful job here. I really enjoyed what you had to say. Keep going because you undoubtedly bring a new voice to this topic. Not many people would say what youve said and still make it interesting. Well, at least Im interested. Cant wait to see additional of this from you.


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