Diversidad funcional y vida independiente. Resultados de una investigación social aplicada en la provincia de Sevilla

  1. Iáñez Domínguez, Antonio 1
  1. 1 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02z749649

Siglo Cero: Revista Española sobre Discapacidad Intelectual

ISSN: 2530-0350

Year of publication: 2012

Issue Title: Resúmenes y Abstracts de las VIII Jornadas Científicas Internacionales de Investigación sobre Discapacidad

Volume: 43

Issue: 241

Pages: 118-118

Type: Article

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This article shows the various aids which may enable persons with physical functional diversity to live an independent living. Results are given here of a research in Seville. Through interviews and participant observation were collected testimonies from 30 people they had achieved or were in the independent project. In the analysis of personal itineraries to achieve independent living, the respondents highlighted the difficulties encountered to achieve independence. This should be used for the implementation of public actions and in turn, for reflection on the relevance and suitability of currently available. This research shows the benefits of independent living over other measures more assistencial and protectionist. The idea of an independent life model came from the United States in the seventies, as an alternative to the medical model, based on medical means. Within the framework of this model a research took place with the implication of a subsequent change and progress, focusing new social politics and their application in society. By now this independent life model has met a favorable reception throughout the world, recognizing the right to live independently in the United Nations International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.