Building Familial Spaces for Transition and Work: From the Fantastic to the Normal

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Joakim Peter

Keywords

spaces, disabilities, transition

Abstract

Transition for persons with disability is a process of negotiating difficult situations and barriers set by others and by systems. My strategies to overcome those barriers in my personal transitions through education systems and employment included the creations of familiar spaces in which group support plays a major role. This paper tracks my process through the familiar spaces and gives examples of encounters with barriers along my transition through hospital treatments to schools and then work.

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