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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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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