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Transitions and people with intellectual disabilities.

Forrester-Jones, Rachel, McGill, Peter, Gwillim, J. (2008) Transitions and people with intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 52 (8-9). p. 689. Wiley (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01087.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:33505)

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Abstract

Aim: The Commission for Social Care Inspection (2007) drew attention to the ‘nightmare’ of moving from children’s to adults’ services for both young people with complex needs and their families. This project aims to map the experiences of young people during transition in relation to the kinds of support they wanted, what they received, the problems they encountered and their future aspirations. We also explore how their carers perceive transitional support provided.

Method: We have developed a semi-structured instrument based on the Life History Calendar (Caspi and Moffitt 1996) to collect retrospective event-history data of both the positive and negative experiences of individuals (n=20) and their carers (n=40) as they have gone through the transition process as well as a quantitative satisfaction scale to allow young people and their carers to rate their experiences of transition.

Results: Our pilot has so far indicated that individuals and their carers are provided with little information about what is on offer to them during the transitional process. Rather, it is those who ‘ask or shout the loudest’ who are able to benefit from transitional provision.

Conclusions: We will discuss conclusions of the main study and recommendations during the presentation.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01087.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Rachel Forrester-Jones
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 14:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33505 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McGill, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2796-8284
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