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ERIC Number: EJ1076600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
An Interview Study of Young Adults Born to Mothers with Mild Intellectual Disability
Lindblad, Ida; Billstedt, Eva; Gillberg, Christopher; Fernell, Elisabeth
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v17 n4 p329-338 Dec 2013
A group of 10 young adults from a population-based series in Sweden, of originally 42 individuals, born to mothers with mild intellectual disability (ID), were interviewed with regard to their experiences during childhood, adolescence, and their current situation. The interview revealed that 6 of the 10 individuals had been removed from their biological parents during childhood, 6 reported clear child abuse and/or neglect, and 6 individuals had mild ID. The majority of the individuals reported difficulties in their relations with family and in school. The small number of participants (n = 10) who could be personally interviewed reflected the major problems that were encountered in the process of making contact with this group of young individuals. In conclusion, this study adds to other reports that children of mothers with ID constitute an extremely vulnerable group. Therefore, these families need full and continuous attention from the supportive systems in society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden