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ERIC Number: EJ1043304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
"My Brother Likes Meeting New People, but Don't Ask Him Any Direct Questions": Involving Adults with Autism plus Learning Disability in a Qualitative Research Project
Tozer, Rosemary; Atkin, Karl; Wenham, Aniela
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n4 p292-300 Dec 2014
Adult siblings of people with autism and a learning disability have hitherto been largely overlooked by research, policy and practice in the UK. As part of a qualitative study focussing on adult siblings, we met twelve people with autism plus severe learning disability with their brother or sister. Individually tailored resources were used to make the meeting accessible and positive. Sibling involvement was essential to the participation, and inclusion of adults with autism plus learning disability strengthened the research findings, making them more valid and more relevant to policy and practice. This article describes our experiences of facilitating this involvement, the methods used and understandings gained, with the aim of encouraging practitioners and researchers to do likewise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom