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Workshop on "Social Role Valorisation" held in Jaipur
A one-day workshop on "The power roles: A one-day overview of Social Roles Valorisation" was held on May 17 in which the parents, special educators and members of various organisations working in the area of special education participated.

The key resource persons, Elizabeth Neuvile and Geeta Mondol of Delhi-based Keystone Institute, conducted the sessions on "An overview of social devaluation and its consequences" and "The promise and possibility of valued social roles" respectively which were followed by small group discussions with the participants divided into four groups.

According to Neuvile, the society devalues certain qualities and condition and persons leading to their rejection and getting cast into devalued roles along with being symbolically stigmatised and subjected to all sorts of discrimination; social and physical abuse, at times to violence and death.

She explained Social role valorisation (SRV) quoting Prof. Wolfensberger, the analytically makes use of culturally valued means to enable, establish, enhance, maintain, and/or defend valued social roles for people at value risk.

Further, she elaborated on the valued social roles followed by reflections and discussion. According to her, by making use normalization and SRV principles helps immensely the facilitating integration of people with developmental disabilities by the organizations and communities.

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