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Holden, Ben; Lee, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Individuals with diabetes and a learning disability have poorer health outcomes than those without a learning disability. In the UK, the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities are often the result of barriers they face in accessing timely, appropriate and effective health care. The aim of the study was to review…
Descriptors: Barriers, Affordances, Diabetes, Health Services
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Christian, Paul; Ledger, Sue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
My name is Paul Christian. I am a Black British man with learning disabilities. The lives and experiences of Black people with learning disabilities are underrepresented in the UK history of learning disability. This article explains my involvement in activism to change this and shares the learning from these projects. It discusses the process of…
Descriptors: Experience, Blacks, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities
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Towell, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: In 2006, the United Nations agreed the "Convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities." Article 19, 'Living independently and being included in the community' sets out the 'equal rights of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others…' A generation earlier, a small group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Learning Disabilities, Activism
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Reeve, Jacquelyn; Farmer, Emily; Bayley, William – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
This paper reviews the challenges faced by a team at the Grace Eyre Foundation in running a coproduced oral history project during the pandemic. It examines the benefits and challenges of working online, comparing this to face-to-face approaches. For over 100 years, the Grace Eyre Foundation has provided support to people with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Stainton, Tim – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: The immediate post-world war II era was a critical turning point in the history of learning disability in the United Kingdom and much of the global north. Most notably the gradual move away from institutional provision to a community-oriented approach. While many diverse threads contributed to this change, a key influence was the slow,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Learning Disabilities, Crime
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Symonds, Jon; Abbott, David; Dugdale, Daryl – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This article reports on the perspectives of fathers with a learning disability in England about being fathers and the support they have received. Although there is an established literature that considers parenting with a learning disability, few studies have focused on the perspectives of fathers. Method: We adopted a qualitative…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Learning Disabilities
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Turnpenny, Agnes; Rand, Stacey; Whelton, Beckie; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Babaian, Jacinta – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: There are a growing number of people with learning disabilities and autism who access personal budgets in the form of direct payments in England. Although they are often involved in decisions about their support, personal budgets are usually managed by someone else, typically a parent. This study examined the experiences of carers who…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Money Management, Budgets, Adults
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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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Bonati, Michelle L.; Andriana, Elga – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Inclusive education is a recent phenomenon in Indonesia. Students with learning disabilities have been historically and currently marginalised within most schools and communities, with limited opportunities for social inclusion. Methods: Photovoice, a qualitative, participatory methodology was implemented to engage 31 students with…
Descriptors: Children, Students with Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene; Lam, Claire Kar Kei; Marsden, Daniel; Conway, Bernie; Harris, Claire; Jeffrey, David; Jordan, Leon; Keagan-Bull, Richard; McDermott, Michelle; Newton, Dan; Stapelberg, Diane – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within learning disability research, it is important to involve people with learning disabilities at all stages, but there are limited opportunities for them to learn about the research process or to gain research skills. Method: An eight-session research training course for people with learning disabilities was developed and piloted…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Research Skills, Training Methods, Learning Disabilities
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Deville, Jane; Davies, Helen; Kane, Ros; Nelson, David; Mansfield, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: There are a significant number of adults with a learning disability who live with and are cared for by their parents. There is a pressing need for interventions to support older parent carers with their role and to plan for a time when they can no longer continue caring. This article reports on the experiences of older parent carers…
Descriptors: Parents, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Adults
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Azzopardi Lane, Claire L.; Cambridge, Paul; Murphy, Glynis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper explores the sexuality of young persons with learning disability in Malta with respect to their opportunities and the constraints they experience. Materials and Methods: Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to decode qualitative data collected from persons with learning disability. Results: Findings reveal a…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Phenomenology, Learning Disabilities, Sex Stereotypes
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Cudré-Mauroux, Annick; Piérart, Geneviève; Vaucher, Carla – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intervention to increase self-determination of people with learning disabilities is a major issue for social care practices. This study examines relational needs of people with learning disabilities regarding self-determination in the context of the relationships they share with social care professionals. Method: We held focus group…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Goal Orientation
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Nancarrow, Thomas; Rencher, Joshua; Wilcock, Mike; Bonell, Simon; Wolke, Tony; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is associated with polypharmacy particularly off-label psychotropics for "challenging behaviour." NHS England introduced the "stopping over medication of people with a learning disability (LD), autism or both" (STOMP) initiative. As ID services are a professionally diverse group, it is…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Drug Therapy
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