Failed Ambitions: Kew Cottages and changing ideas of intellectual disabilities

This meticulously researched book uses archival records to explore the history of Kew Cottages through the trajectory of ideas behind development of disability policy, both nationally and internationally, and the treatment of people with intellectual disabilities in institutional care, covering the evolution of disability within our society.

Everyone with an interest in the history of disability rights in Victoria should read this book which explores the way policies and services have evolved as our understanding of intellectual disability improves.

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Ableism and disability models, Human Rights, Policy reform

Lee-Ann Monk, David Henderson, Christine Bigby, Richard Broome and Katie Holmes

Monash University Publishing

Date published:
Mon 26th Jun, 2023