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Commentary on “learning disability services: user views on transition planning”

Tomlinson, Serena Rose Louisa (2018) Commentary on “learning disability services: user views on transition planning”. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 23 (3). pp. 159-163. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-04-2018-0010) (KAR id:96298)

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “Learning disability services: user views on transition planning”.


The commentary provides a discussion of the concept of continuity of care (Forbes et al., 2001; Freeman et al., 2000) in relation to transition from children’s to adults’ services for young people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.


Continuity of care is an important consideration for this population and is emphasised in recent policy initiatives in England, as well as being highlighted by young people and their families as a significant aspect of their transition experience. Despite this, evidence suggests it is not currently achieved for many young people and their families, and a number of challenges that may contribute to this are highlighted.


The commentary emphasises that continuity of care should be a key consideration for services supporting young people and their families at transition.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-04-2018-0010
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, adult social care, learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, intellectual disability, transition
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Serena Tomlinson
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 10:38 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 10:21 UTC
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