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Cameron, Harriet; Cooper, Louise – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This small study explores the lived experience of four UK-based fathers (one black British, one white Polish and two white British) caring for at least one child with a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism. The key aim was to get as close as possible to understanding the experience of these fathers in their role as carers.…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Role, Parent Child Relationship
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Hanson, Jill; Robinson, Deborah; Codina, Geraldene – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Obtaining employment for young people with learning disabilities remains challenging, and people may not be able to experience work that offers them the opportunity for broader and deeper social inclusion. Supported internships (SIs) offer a possible solution to this problem, providing a bespoke, structured study programme designed for…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Inclusion, Social Integration, Learning Disabilities
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Head, Annabel; Ellis-Caird, Helen; Rhodes, Louisa; Parkinson, Kathie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with learning disabilities are moving out of hospitals as part of the Transforming Care programme, although thus far their views on how they have experienced this have not been researched. Materials and Methods: A qualitative design was used to explore how people with learning disabilities experienced moving as part of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Independent Living
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Fitzgerald, Christina; Withers, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
There is very little literature concerning how women with intellectual disabilities conceptualise their sexuality or develop a sexual identity. Semi-structured interview schedules were used to guide interviews with 10 women with intellectual disabilities. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the interview transcripts. Many of the women could not…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Females, Mental Retardation
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Kollinsky, Laura; Simonds, Laura M.; Nixon, Julie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
A small evidence base suggests that parents with learning disabilities are likely to have their children permanently removed from their care. There is no known research involving magistrates in England, despite their role in care proceedings. This study aimed to explore the experience of magistrates making decisions in care proceedings involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents with Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Court Litigation
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Thomas, Samantha; Butler, Richard; Hare, Dougal Julian; Green, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
A young person's construct of self can be fundamental to their psychological well being (Glick 1999; Emler 2001). However limited research has been conducted in the United Kingdom to explore self-image with adolescents with learning disabilities. Previous studies have demonstrated the effective use of personal construct theory with children…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Well Being, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Bunning, Karen; Steel, Gabriela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
A small pilot study was conducted to explore the self-concept of young people with a learning disability from a Jewish community in an inner city area. Four young people participated in the project. All attended a college dedicated to the further education of people with special needs from the Jewish community. Semi-structured interviews were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Young Adults, Learning Disabilities
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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