Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1987

Volume 12 Issue 2

Beyond Normalization: Social Role Valorisation

Michael Steer

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Michael Steer


1 Policy and Program Office of Intellectual Disability Services Community Services Victoria

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In 1972, Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, a renowned American social scientist produced his classic work The principle of normalisation in human services. The principle has become a cornerstone of Government funded services to intellectually disabled children in Victoria. This article presents developments in Wolfensberger's most recent thoughts on normalisation.

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