Whose decision? (Italy)

The Italian video demonstrates a situation, where the Giovanni’s father would like him to join the outing, but the sister, patronizing Giovanni says NO, without asking Giovanni’s opinion. 

The video does not propose solutions, but stimulates group discussion during training. The situation shown in the video is difficult, because the professional has to confront the family in order to support the autonomous decision making of the intellectually disabled person. To be able to defend the rights of intellectually disabled people, professionals have to be aware of the right attitude and have to have the skills and tools to communicate it to family members.

The video of AIPD can be watched on the YouTube in Italian with English, Spanish and Hungarian subtitles.