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Spinning straw: the Jeff Apple story

Authors:
GREEN Phyllis J.D., APPLE Patricia M.
Publisher:
Diverse City Press
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
196p.
Place of publication:
Eastman, QC

Jeff Apple was a  baby who one day hit his head. From that day forward his family was subjected to an epic voyage past autism, developmental disability and extreme self-injury. Never wavering on love they always found hope, joy and laughter. Theirs was a lifetime of "spinning straw into gold".

Book

Researching Together: conference pack: held in Bristol 28th January 1999

Editors:
WILLIAMS Val, GYDE Karen (comp.)
Publisher:
Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
98p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

The research supporter needs to learn how to step back, and find ways for researchers with learning difficulties to do things for themselves. It is important that people with learning difficulties know how powerful they can be when they are doing research.

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Quality and costs of residential supports for people with learning difficulties: an observational study of supports provided to people with severe learning difficulties in residential campuses and dispersed housing schemes

Author:
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER. Institute for Health Research
Publisher:
University of Lancaster. Institute for Health Research
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
Lancaster

This report provides a summary of selected results from a large -scale research project which was commissioned by the Department of Health. The overall aim of the project was to examine the quality and costs of residential supports provided for people with learning disabilities.

Journal article

Health targets for people with an intellectual disability

Authors:
BEANGE Helen, LENNOX Nicholas, PARMENTER Trevor R.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 24(4), December 1999, pp.283-297.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

Describes the development and identification of a set of health targets for adults with an intellectual disability in Australia. The authors developed the targets through a process of collaboration, consultation and literature review. The targets were included if reliable studies had shown the conditions to be highly prevalent, easily detected, and amenable to treatments that are readily available. It is envisaged that these targets will be further refined and eventually endorsed by the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability (ASSID) for presentation to the World Health Organisation in the year 2000.

Journal article

Moving on with Direct Payments

Author:
HARBRIDGE Elinor
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 13(2), October 1999, pp.16-17.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The project manager of Swindon People First presents her views on Direct Payment schemes for people with learning difficulties, and argues it is the best way of helping people move on.

Journal article

Publications accessible to all

Author:
RICH Beth
Journal article citation:
Voluntary Voice, 137, September 1999, p.10.
Publisher:
London Voluntary Service Council

Explains how organisations can make their published material meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Journal article

Trying to get it right: undertaking research involving people with learning difficulties

Author:
RODGERS Jackie
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 14(4), July 1999, pp.421-433.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This article describes the authors' experience of undertaking research involving people with learning difficulties in the context of an emerging emancipatory paradigm.

Journal article

Stop the bullying: treat us with respect

Author:
SHARP Hannah
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 13(1), July 1999, pp.8-9.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

A recent campaign by Mencap and Enable revealed a startling amount of bullying and harassment of people with learning difficulties with little action being taken by the agencies. Looks at some of the findings and recommendations and says that action by both national organisations and local groups is urgently needed to combat the problem.

Journal article

Responding to people with learning disabilities in the probation service

Author:
MASON Jonathan
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Forensic Practice, 1(2), May 1999, pp.16-21.
Publisher:
Emerald

People with learning disabilities have a number of vulnerabilities which makes the process of probation difficult for them to cope without further support. This article looks at ways to improve this support and demonstrates ways in which services can be developed to meet clients' needs.

Journal article

Using autobiographical approaches with people with learning difficulties

Authors:
ATKINSON Dorothy, WALMSLEY Jan
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 14(2), March 1999, pp.203-216.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Biography and autobiography have been used in numerous ways to represent people with learning difficulties. This article reviews a variety of approaches to biography and autobiography with people with learning difficulties, and discusses the roles researchers play. Ends with a discussion of the potential of autobiography as a means to change the power relationships in disability research.

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