This is an Executive Summary of the book: Creating Blue Space: Fostering Innovative Practices for People with Developmental Disabilities [(2013) Toronto: Inclusion Press]
Three core themes are outlined:
• The breakdown of the delegated approach to serving people with developmental disabilities and the search for good support forms through innovation in an evolving developmental disabilities field.
• Moving from client-hood and consumerism to citizenship by undertaking a quest for communities of diversity and mutuality.
• The design and delivery of individualized supports through the development of blue spaces that encourage generative action in self, relationships and organizations.
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