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On Wolfensberger’s contribution to Advocacy Systems

The decade that began in 1967 saw exceptional growth in local services for people then identified as “mentally retarded”. Wolf Wolfensberger influenced this critical period by producing and promulgating a comprehensive set of guiding patterns: a definition of the principle of normalization fit for the timeand operationalized in PASS, an evaluation method1 2  Wolfensberger’s influence in this period was substantial. A courageous and charismatic practitioner of what he called Change Agentry, he disturbed many meetings, conferences and journal readers with meticulously articulated ideas delivered with a prophetic edge. 

A Selection of O’Brien Books, Articles and Videos

A Selection of O’Brien VIDEOS

John O’Brien Audio clips

Link to Wolf Wolfensberger Interview on Normalization