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Journal article

Minister promises justice in court

Author:
McINTYRE Peter
Journal article citation:
Viewpoint, 26, March 1998, p.8.
Publisher:
Mencap/Gateway

Reports on how the campaign to change the way that people with learning disabilities are treated by the criminal justice system took a step forward at A Fair Hearing conference organised by Community Care and the Law Society.

Book

Do? be? do?: what to teach and how to teach people with developmental disabilities

Author:
HINGSBURGER Dave
Publisher:
Diverse City Press
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
124p.
Place of publication:
Richmond Hill, ON

From his experiences, the author discusses ideas about how we should be teaching people who have come to fear learning and expect failure. The author writes about the importance of understanding behaviour messages from people with developmental disabilities in a straight forward yet humorous fashion. This book gives insight to parents and staff with new ways on how to communicate.

Book

Adopting a child with down's syndrome: stage three of a longitudinal study

Authors:
MASON Kathy, HUGHES Mike, SELMAN Peter
Publisher:
Barnardo's
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
41p.
Place of publication:
London
Journal article

Stress and the move into community accommodation

Authors:
BRAMSTON Paul, CUMMINS A. Robert
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 23(4), December 1998, pp.295-308.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

The move into community-based supported accommodation for people with an intellectual disability can be exciting and rewarding but also confusing, demanding and perhaps even frightening. This study follows the concerns and stresses of four Australian people with an intellectual disability for five months as they negotiate the trials and rewards of moving out into a flat in the community, with only drop-in support. Implications are drawn from the data for those involved in supporting people with an intellectual disability to move into supported accommodation.

Journal article

Ready, willing and waiting: supported employment and people with learning disabilities

Author:
BUSH Tom
Journal article citation:
Journal of Learning Disabilities for Nursing Health and Social Care, 2(4), December 1998, pp.221-224.

The 1990s have seen a rapid growth in the number of agencies offering supported employment for people with learning disabilities. Initially, many of these agencies saw their role as a job coaching and support in the work place. However, with the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 some large employers have started to use these agencies as consultants in setting up their own growth and evolution of these schemes and considers the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Journal article

Learning disabilities in later life

Author:
NUMAS Roger
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 11.11.98, 1998, pp.56-57.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Discusses how nurses can help ensure the right care for people with learning disabilities in old age.

Journal article

Commentary: reflections on developing and managing community services for people with learning difficulties

Author:
MCGILL Peter
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 3(4), October 1998, pp.24-27.
Publisher:
Emerald

Comments on a previous article by Linda Steele on pages 19-23, which sought to define the critical features of community services for people with learning difficulties. This article considers the degree to which these lessons are supported by the more general academic and professional literature.

Journal article

The united voters of Mencap

Author:
HEDDELL Fred
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.10.98, 1998, p.13.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Outlines Mencap's strategy to improve the profile of people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

Family planning for women with learning disabilities

Authors:
TAYLOR Gilian, PEARSON Jillian, COOK Helen
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 7.10.98, 1998, pp.60-61.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Women with learning disabilities have specialist family planning needs. Looks at the success of a well-women service operating in Merton and Sutton tailored to this client group.

Journal article

Shifting responsibilities: the patterns of formal service use by older people with intellectual disability in Victoria

Author:
BIGBY Christine
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 23(3), September 1998, pp.229-243.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

As adults with intellectual disability age and inevitably lose support provided by parents, many will become more reliant on formal services. Potentially they can utilise both the aged care and the disability service systems, although neither have explicit policies in relation to this group. This qualitative study in Australia examined the patterns of service use by older people with intellectual disability.

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