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Symonds, Jon; Abbott, David; Dugdale, Daryl – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This article reports on the perspectives of fathers with a learning disability in England about being fathers and the support they have received. Although there is an established literature that considers parenting with a learning disability, few studies have focused on the perspectives of fathers. Method: We adopted a qualitative…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Learning Disabilities
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Abbott, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
"Secret Loves, Hidden Lives?" was a piece of research which explored the lives and loves of gay, lesbian and bisexual people with learning disabilities. The research arguably influenced the development of policy in that same sex relationships were subsequently mentioned in English government policy on learning disability. The research…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Public Policy
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Abbott, David; Marriott, Anna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
In the UK, policy on adult social care places an emphasis on maximising choice and control for service users, including people with learning disabilities. The shift from the provision of organised services for groups of people to offering individual and personal budgets and pots of money for people to buy their own services has major implications…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Money Management, Decision Making
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Heslop, Pauline; Abbott, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This article describes research undertaken between 2004 and 2006 about the issues faced by 15 young people with a wide range of learning difficulties in out-of-area residential schools and colleges at transition. The process of transition planning was hampered by the distance between the school/college and the "home authority" of the young person;…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Transitional Programs, Residential Schools, Young Adults