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McConkey, Roy; Kelly, Fionnola; Craig, Sarah; Keogh, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the transition of pupils with intellectual disabilities to adult services and to offer a wider range of choices. However, there have been few longitudinal studies to monitor the services provided to young adults post-school. This case study in the Republic of Ireland identified the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Dropouts, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries
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McGlade, Anne; Bickerstaff, David; Lindsay, Jennifer; McConkey, Roy; Jackson, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This article discusses the findings from a study to assess the impact of corrective eye treatment in adults with a learning disability. The Special Visual Assessment Clinic (SVAC) is an optometry led multi professional service delivered in a Resource Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The study, which included user and carer input in its design,…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Vision, Physical Health, Adults
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Kelly, Fionnola; Craig, Sarah; McConkey, Roy; Mannan, Hasheem – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
The National Intellectual Disability Database that operates in the Republic of Ireland is unique in Europe and provides an opportunity to examine trends over time for a total population in excess of 25,000 people with intellectual disabilities and their care arrangements. This paper describes the changes over a 10-year period in the proportion of…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Parents, Foreign Countries, Caregivers
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McConkey, Roy; McConaghie, Jayne; Roberts, Paul; King, Diana – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
The success of family placement schemes depends largely on the recruitment of suitable people who are willing to offer placements in their own home yet little research has been undertaken of their characteristics and the reasons for their involvement. Thirty providers of family based placements to adult persons with intellectual disabilities were…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Interests, Mental Retardation
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Smyth, Marisa; McConkey, Roy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
Thirty-four school leavers over 2 years from two special schools in Belfast were interviewed as were their parents (n=37). The almost unanimous wish of the young people to have a job was not matched by parents, although nearly half expressed the wish that they would have at least part-time work. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Housing, Independent Living, Long Range Planning