Personal Philosophy of Support Wolf Wolfensberger defines social role valorization (SRV) as "the application of what science can tell us about the enablement, establishment, enhancement, maintenance, and/or defence of valued social roles for people" (Thomas and Wolfensberger , 1999). Personal philosophy of support: My personal philosophy follows Wolfensberger now that the class is ending. In the beginning of the class I did not view intellectual disabled people as devalued. I defined devalued as not having any rights and I knew this was not true—disabled people had all kinds of rights. What I have learned is that devalued is about what we do to provide disabled people with their rights. By upholding the rights of disabled people they often...The end:
.....fore any strategies can be created and implemented to help disabled individuals the exact nature of the problem needs to be identified. I have also learned that assessment of a disabled person is a team “sport” and not an isolated incident. References Thomas, S. and Wolfensberger , W. (1999). An Overview of Social Role Valorization. In Flynn, RJ. and Lemay, RA. A Quarter Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and Impact. University of Ottawa Press. Wolfensberger , W. A High-Order Concept for Addressing the Plight of Societally Devalued People and for Structuring Human Services. 3rd Revised Edition. Syracuse, NY: Training Institute for Human Service Planning Leadership and Change Agentry (Syracuse University), 1998.