This article first appeared on the Council of Canadians with Disabilities website in the year 2000. It provides a shocking insight into abuse of people living with cerebral palsy and was written in response to the Canadian case of the killing of Tracey Latimer by her father Robert Latimer (read more HERE).
No wonder that the peak Australian body, People With Disability Australia noted in a recent communique that: state sanctioned euthanasia is dangerous while people with disability are denied access to communication supports, advocacy and other supports or are unaware that such supports are available.
Article written by Dr Dick Sobsey, University of Alberta.
Dick Sobsey is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. He is the Director of the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and of the JP Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. He has worked with people with mental and physical disabilities since 1968 and is the father of young adult with severe and multiple disabilities.