About valued roles
Here are some helpful writings about the importance of valued roles.
Creating meaningful futures through valued roles.
Jane Sherwin and Meg Sweeney give a nice summary below, as presented at the family advocacy conference in Sydney 2012.
The relationship between valued roles and a true sense of belonging
Jane Sherwin gives a good summary of why valued roles are so important if a person is to truly belong in their local community.
Social Role Valorization
Much of what has been achieved in the lives of people living with disability has been anchored on ideas arising from the model known as Social role Valorization (SRV). Read Joe Osburn's summary below; it's a good place to start an exploration of this important theoretical framework.