ERIC Number: EJ1035055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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Attitudes towards People with Disabilities--What Do People with Intellectual Disabilities Have to Say?
Corr McEvoy, Sandra; Keenan, Emer
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n3 p221-227 Sep 2014
Attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities have traditionally been very negative, resulting in people with intellectual disabilities being treated badly by other. This claim was explored by conducting focus groups with adults who have an intellectual disability to find out about their everyday experiences in different places and using different services. Participants reported being treated well by some people and in some places, but being treated less favourably by other people and in other places. Being treated well happened in their home, in college, in work and in their services. People were treated less well when they were out and about, using public transport, in school or work.
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Adults, Focus Groups, Experience, Interpersonal Relationship, Negative Attitudes
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