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Earle, Sarah; Ledger, Sue; Tilley, Elizabeth; Walmsley, Jan; Chapman, Rohhss; Townson, Lou – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Contraceptive use by women with learning disabilities differs from that of nondisabled women of a similar age. Women with learning disabilities start contraception earlier and often use it when they are not sexually active. Hence, there is a need to hear directly from these women about their experiences of contraceptive…
Descriptors: Females, Contraception, Intellectual Disability, Research
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Bentley, Sarah; Nicholls, Rickie; Price, Maxine; Wilkinson, Aaron; Purcell, Matthew; Woodhall, Martin; Walmsley, Jan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
We are five young people with learning disabilities who found out about the history of hospitals for people with learning disabilities in our area, and made a film about the project. The project taught us what life had been like for some people with learning disabilities only 30 years ago. It was very different to our lives; we have more choice,…
Descriptors: Oral History, Hospitals, Learning Disabilities, Young Adults
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Walmsley, Jan; Mannan, Hasheem – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This paper evaluates a participatory action research (PAR) approach to conducting family research in Ireland. Drawing on PAR methodology it describes how parents of people with intellectual disabilities were recruited and trained to facilitate focus groups of parents in Ireland, in order to create an evidence base to support improved dialogue…
Descriptors: Action Research, Mental Retardation, Family Life, Focus Groups
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Buchanan, Ian; Walmsley, Jan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
This paper looks at the history of self advocacy in England. Self advocacy has helped many people with learning difficulties to speak up and gain more confidence. But now it is associated with Government policy. After Valuing People, people expect self advocacy organizations to speak up for everyone with learning difficulties. This might mean…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Learning Problems, Self Advocacy