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ERIC Number: ED506607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9061-6211-5
ISSN: N/A
What Kind of a Future? Supporting Young People with Down's Syndrome to Lead Full Lives after They Leave School
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1)
The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities was fortunate to receive a legacy to improve the lives of people with Down's syndrome. The foundation looked at recent research and talked to people with Down's syndrome, their family members and professionals. One of their greatest concerns was what happens to young people when they leave school. They may not have enough to do during the week and they may find it difficult to keep in touch with their friends. Some young people also do lead full lives. The foundation talked to 10 young people and their families to find out what had enabled them to bring about the changes they wanted. This booklet is based on their stories and it is intended for young people and their families, friends and supporters to read and talk about together. It is written in plain English and there is an easy read summary. At the end of each section there are ideas for young people and information about some easy read websites and booklets. There is a final section on useful addresses and information for families. This booklet will be useful for other young people with learning disabilities as well as young people with Down's syndrome.
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Sea Containers House 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9QB, UK. Tel: +44-20-7803-1100; Fax: +44-20-7803-1111; e-mail: customerservices@mhf.org.uk; Web site: http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom