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Rubio-Jimenez, Ana Luisa; Kershner, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Young people with intellectual disability experience important transitions as they move towards independent adult living. Transition is supported by self-determination, comprising volition (making conscious choices) and agency (acting with intention). Dialogic interactions that legitimise students' voices potentially promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities
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Reilly, Deirdre Emer; Raymond, Kathryn; O'Donnell, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Academic research and reports from healthcare professionals tell us people with learning disabilities are not routinely supported to learn about end-of-life issues or make plans for the end of their lives. Materials: Questionnaires were used to check how much people knew. Accessible symbols were used to help people understand…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Death, Self Determination, Access to Information
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Conder, Jennifer Ann; Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit Frances – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within Aotearoa New Zealand (ANZ), disability policy is directed at increasing choices for disabled people. However, funding to individuals remains insufficient to address wider social inequities that exist. While people with learning disability enjoy the freedom of living independently, they can be at risk of poor health outcomes and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Independent Living, Money Management
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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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Witsø, Aud Elisabeth; Kittelsaa, Anna M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Living active adult lives is both a value and a right, but the right to do so is associated with restrictions among adults with learning disabilities. This research aimed to capture professionals' understanding and perception of active adult living for people with learning disabilities living in clustered housing in a Norwegian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Life Style
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Wark, Stuart; Canon-Vanry, Miranda; Ryan, Peta; Hussain, Rafat; Knox, Marie; Edwards, Meaghan; Parmenter, Marie; Parmenter, Trevor; Janicki, Matthew; Leggatt-Cook, Chez – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Access to support services in rural areas is known to be problematic both in Australia, and in other countries around the world, but the majority of research on the population of people ageing with learning disability has so far focussed on metropolitan residents. The authors report about select aspects of the lived experience of older…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Williams, Val; Ponting, Lisa; Ford, Kerrie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Participation, voice and control have long been central concerns in the research at Norah Fry. This paper focuses on inclusive research relating to choice and control, as experienced by people with learning disabilities who use personal budgets and direct payments, and aims to question how the process of inclusive research can be linked to wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Social Science Research, Social Influences
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Kendall, Sophie; Cameron, Ailsa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
In 2007, "self-directed support" was introduced in adult social care in England to establish choice and control--in the assessment process itself and over service provision--for "all" service users. The personalisation agenda is underpinned by a range of ideologies, particularly a civil rights empowerment approach and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Disabilities, Adults
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Deguara, Marthese; Jelassi, Omar; Micallef, Brian; Callus, Anne-Marie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This article has been written by a group of persons with intellectual disability, which is called the Consultative Committee of Persons with Intellectual Disability. This group works in Malta. The article is about how we would like to live. It looks at two things: "where we would like to live" and "going out in the community".…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Opinions, Foreign Countries, Self Determination
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Parley, Fiona F – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Protection of those deemed vulnerable has received increasing attention since 2000. This article reports on care staff views of vulnerability using original data from a research study (Parley. "Vulnerability and abuse: an exploration of views of care staff working with people who have learning disabilities," PhD Thesis, 2007) in which care staff…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Interviews, Risk, At Risk Persons
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Graham, Helen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
In the late 20th century, the day services which had been set up for adults defined as having learning disabilities became understood as problematic because of the effects of segregation. The new solution became the adjustment of services to support a governmental form of personhood; a model of personhood defined by independence, the ability to…
Descriptors: Adults, Mental Retardation, Social Services, History
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Banham, Ken; Garrett, Malcolm; McClean, Arlene; Strydom, Andre; Hassiotis, Angela; Williams, Val; Palmer, Neil; England, Tiffany – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article is written by two British people with learning disabilities and their health care team. It is about their wish to move into homes in the community after years in hospitals. They explain the service experiences they have had and what they are looking forward to in the future. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Foreign Countries, Group Homes
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Mendel, Elizabeth; Hipkins, Jane – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A study aimed to apply motivational interviewing techniques in assisting seven individuals with mental retardation and alcohol-related problems through the stages of change. The group met for one hour over three sessions and staff training was provided. Results demonstrated increases in motivation, self-efficacy, and determination to change their…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism
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Cameron, Lois; Murphy, Joan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A study examined whether Talking Mats, a light-technology augmentative framework, could be used successfully with 12 young adults with a learning and communication disability. Participants were able to indicate likes and dislikes and express views about the choices available to them. Some expressed opinions not previously known to their carers.…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication