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Including all children: finding out about the experiences of children with communication and/or cognitive impairments

Author:
MORRIS Jenny
Journal article citation:
Children and Society, 17(5), November 2003, pp.337-348.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Practitioners and researchers have made progress, in recent years, in seeking the views of children and young people. Less progress has been made in seeking the views of young people with significant communication and/or cognitive impairments. Drawing on the experience of three research projects and one Best Value review, this article details the lessons learnt, and action required, in order to find out about the experiences of this important group of children and young people.

Book

Move on up: supporting young disabled people in their transition to adulthood

Author:
MORRIS Jenny
Publisher:
Barnardo's
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
77p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Barkingside

Explores good practice examples of initiatives which prepare young disabled people for adulthood, and presents a set of guidelines based on these which are intended to apply both to leaving care services and those which are specifically targeted at young disabled people, some of whom may be leaving care, others of whom will be leaving home. In four sections; transition to adulthood and young disabled people; supporting this transition; rights and entitlements; and good practice guidelines.

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Disabled parents and schools: barriers to parental involvement in children's education

Author:
MORRIS Jenny
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
43p.
Place of publication:
York

This book deals with barriers experienced in terms of dealing with/relationship with schools (physical barriers, attitudinal barriers, inaccessible information etc) . It gives examples of good practice: where e.g. a school or education professional had facilitated a disabled parent to play the role that any parent would expect to play in their child's education. The term 'disabled parents' includes those with physical and/or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health support needs, long-term illness, HIV/AIDs.

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