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Title: From ‘for’ to ‘of’ : a typology of Maltese disability organisations
Authors: Callus, Anne-Marie
Keywords: People with disabilities -- Services for -- Malta
People with disabilities -- Civil rights
People with disabilities -- Malta -- Societies, etc.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Callus, A. M. (2014). From ‘for’ to ‘of’: a typology of Maltese disability organisations. Disability & Society, 29(1), 1-19.
Abstract: The main aim of this article is to adapt the Typology of Disability Organisations that Oliver devised, and subsequently developed further in 1990, to a different context, in this case the Maltese disability sector. The paper first traces the history of the disabled people’s movement and presents Oliver’s Typology, which makes a clear distinction between organisations for and of disabled persons. The article then highlights the main characteristics of the Maltese disability sector and develops the Typology of the organisations operating within that sector. It shows how it is non- disabled people that are mostly in control of disability organisations, and suggests ways in which there can be a stronger movement towards the development and strengthening of disabled people’s organisations. The article shows how Oliver’s Typology can be used flexibly and adapted to various contexts. It also shows how drawing up a Typology of Disability Organisations can shed light on the environment within which these organisations operate, identifying areas of strength and possible areas for growth.
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