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ERIC Number: EJ906271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Deinstitutionalisation and Adaptation of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Results from Quebec
Gascon, Hubert; Morin, Pierre
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n3 p366-377 Sep 2010
During the past twenty years, an important body of research has examined the different impacts of deinstitutionalisation on the adaptation and quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities. This empirical study was conducted with 136 persons with intellectual disabilities following the closure of the Hopital Saint-Julien (Quebec, Canada). Various questionnaires relating to adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, mental health problems, medication and to the relocation were completed. The measures were taken following the exit from institutions and subsequently after 27 months. Improvements are observed on adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, and on mental health. The relation between medication's evolution and the one noted for the maladaptive behaviors and mental health is examined. The relocation variable should be considered in future studies. (Contains 6 tables.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada