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Sitter, Kathleen C.; Burke, Amy C.; Ladhani, Sheliza; Mallay, Nicole – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual rights are human rights, persons with developmental disabilities are often excluded from developing positive sexual health due to societal attitudes, stigma, a lack of education and limited opportunities. Methods: As a part of a 12-month participatory action research study in a western Canadian province, nine adults…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Participatory Research, Action Research, Video Technology
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Pariseau-Legault, Pierre; Holmes, Dave; Ouellet, Guillaume; Vallée-Ouimet, Sandrine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: In the last decade, the evolution of support workers' attitudes towards the affective and sexual lives of people with intellectual disabilities has been described as increasingly positive. However, restrictive attitudes targeting affective and sexual life are still documented. Material and methods: This study aimed to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Sexuality, Allied Health Personnel
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Dale, Pamela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Institutions, and their problems, have traditionally dominated learning disability histories. We know far more about what happened in areas where councils established and/or enthusiastically used local institutions than other places. Local authorities less committed to institutional care must have relied more on family and other carers. This may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Developmental Disabilities, History
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Wilson, Heidi; Bialk, Philip; Freeze, Trevi B.; Freeze, Rick; Lutfiyya, Zana M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Building a meaningful and valued life for individuals with learning disabilities requires the sustained, diligent and coordinated efforts of family members, supporters, educators and the individuals themselves. In this article, the formative childhood and adolescent experiences of two young adults with learning disabilities, leading to their…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Young Adults, Transitional Programs