Transition and Change in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Transition and Change in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Transition and Change in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Transition and Change in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Synopsis

One claim made for the policy of care in the community was that it would rescue people with intellectual disabilities from social marginality. To what extent has this promise been fulfilled and their lives transformed? David May presents the lives of people from this group as a series of transitions and offers us a view of the world that is as complex and changeable as any other. Each section covers a different aspect of choice, opportunity and transition on the lifepath, for example,

• moving from home to school

• leaving school

• employment

• living independently and

• growing old

The contributors have extensive research experience in the field of intellectual disabilities and provide a comprehensive review of this research, drawing out the implications for policy and practice. This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals and carers working with those with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families.

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