Publications, opinions, and speeches

Caledon

Supports – or Surgery?

Published on 01/01/2007

The commentary looks at the recent “Ashley case” in which the parents of a young girl with a severe disability had arranged for surgical intervention to stunt her growth to ease their ability to care for her in future.  The paper is a call for more and better supports for individuals with disabilities and their families.

ISBN – 1-55382-213-7

Summary

The commentary looks at the recent “Ashley case” in which the parents of a young girl with a severe disability had arranged for surgical intervention to stunt her growth to ease their ability to care for her in future.  

Topic(s)

Care and caregiving, Children and young people, Disability