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Journal article

Putting it plainly: producing easy to understand information for people with learning difficulties

Author:
TOWNSLEY Ruth
Journal article citation:
Focus, 22, October 1997, pp.9-17.
Publisher:
RNIB

Discusses the production of "Plain Facts" and provides guidance on how to produce clear information for people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

Life story work for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
HUSSAIN Feryad, RACZKA Roman
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 25(2), July 1997, pp.73-76.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The transition from long-stay hospitals to community residential homes is a difficult period for many people with learning disabilities. Whilst staff ensure a 'clinical transition' by forwarding details of the client's history, there is little information from the clients themselves to ensure an 'emotional transition'. This article examines ways in which Life Story Work can ameliorate transition stress for clients.

Book

A foot in the door: the early years of supported living for people with learning difficulties in the UK

Authors:
SIMONS Ken, WARD Linda
Publisher:
National Development Team
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
158p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Manchester

Reviews the experience of developing supported living in the UK, focusing in particular on the supported living programme set up by the National Development Team. Explores the principles of supported living, describes how these principles have been put into practice, outlines some of the barriers encountered during the development of supported living, and discusses the strategic implications of making supported living more widely available.

Book

The body and physical difference: discourses on disability

Editors:
MITCHELL David T., SNYDER Sharon L., (eds)
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
300p.
Place of publication:
Ann Arbor, MI

The book seeks to introduce the field of disability studies into the humanities by exploring the fantasies and fictions that have crystallized around conceptions of physical and cognitive difference. Based on the premise that the significance of disabilities in culture and the arts has been culturally vexed as well as historically erased, the collection probes our society's pathological investment in human variability and "aberrancy." The contributors demonstrate how definitions of disability underpin fundamental concepts such as normalcy, health, bodily integrity, individuality, citizenship, and morality--all terms that define the very essence of what it means to be human. The book provides a provocative range of topics and perspectives: the absence of physical "otherness" in Ancient Greece, the depiction of the female invalid in Victorian literature, the production of tragic innocence in British and American telethons, the reconstruction of Civil War amputees, and disability as the aesthetic basis for definitions of expendable life within the modern eugenics movement. With this new, secure anchoring in the humanities, disability studies now emerges as a significant strain in contemporary theories of identity and social marginality. Moving beyond the oversimplication that disabled people are marginalized and made invisible by able-ist assumptions and practices, the contributors demonstrate that representation is founded upon the perpetual exhibition of human anomalies. In this sense, all art can be said to migrate toward the "freakish" and the "grotesque." Such a project paradoxically makes disability the exception and the rule of the desire to represent that which has been traditionally  out-of-bounds in polite discourse.

Book

The HARC challenging behaviour project: report 5: the treatment and management of challenging behaviour

Authors:
EMERSON Eric, et al
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

In 1994 the Department of Health commissioned the Hester Adrian Research Centre at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York to undertake a series of projects to investigate aspects of challenging behaviour shown by people with learning disability. These projects extended workv previously undertaken at the Hester Adrian Research Centre. In particular they built upon a study of the prevaence of challenging behaviour in the areas served by seven District Health Authorities in the North West of England in 1988.

Book

Future demand for residential provision for people with learning disabilities

Author:
PARROTT Richard
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
26p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

Approximately ,2,000 million per year is spent by Local Authorities and the NHS and in England to support people with learning disabilities. A significant proportion of these resources are devoted to providing residential supports. Given such a level of investment, it is clearly prudent for Local Authorities and Health Authorities to closely monitor: the value or outcomes associated with current investment; and  the current and future match between supply and demand. Work recently commissioned by the Department of Health has summarised current knowledge relating to the quality and costs of different approaches to providing residential supports for people with learning disabilities. This review also highlighted concerns regarding an apparent shortfall in current provision and drew attention to the possibility of a future increase in the need (and demand) for residential supports.

Book

The HARC challenging behaviour project: summary report

Authors:
EMERSON Eric, et al
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

In 1994 the Department of Health commissioned the Hester Adrian Research Centre at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York to undertake a series of projects to investigate aspects of challenging behaviour shown by people with learning disability. These projects extended workv previously undertaken at the Hester Adrian Research Centre. In particular they built upon a study of the prevaence of challenging behaviour in the areas served by seven District Health Authorities in the North West of England in 1988.

Book

The HARC challenging behaviour project: report 1: persistence and change in challenging behaviour of people with learning disability

Authors:
KIERNAN Chris, et al
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

In 1994 the Department of Health commissioned the Hester Adrian Research Centre at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York to undertake a series of projects to investigate aspects of challenging behaviour shown by people with learning disability. These projects extended workv previously undertaken at the Hester Adrian Research Centre. In particular they built upon a study of the prevaence of challenging behaviour in the areas served by seven District Health Authorities in the North West of England in 1988.

Book

The HARC challenging behaviour project: report 2: the prevalence of challenging behaviour

Authors:
EMERSON Eric, et al
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

In 1994 the Department of Health commissioned the Hester Adrian Research Centre at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York to undertake a series of projects to investigate aspects of challenging behaviour shown by people with learning disability. These projects extended workv previously undertaken at the Hester Adrian Research Centre. In particular they built upon a study of the prevaence of challenging behaviour in the areas served by seven District Health Authorities in the North West of England in 1988.

Book

The HARC challenging behaviour project: report 3: user perspectives

Authors:
MASON Heidi, SWARBRICK Rebecca, EMERSON Eric
Publisher:
University of Manchester. Hester Adrian Research Centre
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
14p.
Place of publication:
Manchester

In 1994 the Department of Health commissioned the Hester Adrian Research Centre at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York to undertake a series of projects to investigate aspects of challenging behaviour shown by people with learning disability. These projects extended workv previously undertaken at the Hester Adrian Research Centre. In particular they built upon a study of the prevaence of challenging behaviour in the areas served by seven District Health Authorities in the North West of England in 1988.

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