noun social welfare (esp in the US)
- the practice of having mentally handicapped people speak for themselves and control their own affairs, rather than having nonhandicapped people automatically assume responsibility for themSee also normalization
- (as modifier)a self-advocacy group
the act or condition of representing oneself, either generally in society or in formal proceedings, such as a court
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