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McConkey, Roy; Bunting, Brendan; Keogh, Fiona; Garcia Iriarte, Edurne – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
A natural experiment contrasted the social relationships of people with intellectual disabilities (n = 110) before and after they moved from congregated settings to either personalized accommodation or group homes. Contrasts could also be drawn with individuals who had enduring mental health problems (n = 46) and who experienced similar moves.…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Interpersonal Relationship, Group Homes, Mental Health
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Kruger, Bethany; Northway, Ruth – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
There is limited research that explores the experiences of how behavioural specialists actively involve people with a learning disability and challenging behaviour in the development of their positive behavioural support (PBS) plan. Accordingly, this exploratory research study aimed to explore this little understood area of practice. Methods: The…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Specialists, Learning Disabilities, Participation
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Kiernan, Joann; Mitchell, Duncan; Stansfield, Jois; Taylor, Carol – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Children with intellectual disability and behavioural needs (challenging behaviour) are vulnerable to exclusion from services and communities. The situation is exacerbated by difficulties in accessing appropriate support and services to effectively meet the needs of children and carers. Family perspectives on the 'lived experience' of children can…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Mothers, Intellectual Disability, Child Behavior
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Barrett, Elizabeth – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Parent narratives have contributed to ethnographic accounts of the lives of children with autism, but there are fewer examples of parents producing their own autoethnographies. This article explores the affordances of an online blog for enabling a parent of a child with autism to produce a written record of practice which may be considered…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Creativity, Autism, Electronic Publishing
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Svanelöv, Eric; Enarsson, Per; Flygare Wallén, Eva; Stier, Jonas – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
This study sought to explore different understandings of participation in daily activity services among people with intellectual disabilities. Using a pedagogical sociocultural perspective, the research focused on individuals' perspectives and understandings as well as their account of social interaction, working and learning. In all, 17 people…
Descriptors: Participation, Activities, Intellectual Disability, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rowlands, Sam; Amy, Jean-Jacques – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Non-consensual sterilization is one of the characteristic historical abuses that took place mainly in the first half of the 20th century. People with intellectual disability (ID) were a prime target as part of the ideology of negative eugenics. In certain jurisdictions, laws were in force for several decades that permitted sterilization without…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Contraception, Civil Rights, Informed Consent
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Corby, Deirdre; Sweeney, Mary Rose – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Researchers are challenged to provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) and their families to become participants in research. This article explores the processes and procedures involved in conducting a mixed-methods study. The preparation for the study is described and explained. Recruitment is examined by describing…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mixed Methods Research, Athletics, Competition
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Kimura, Miyako; Yamazaki, Yoshihiko – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
To investigate how having a child without a disability is related to maternal mental health and its predictors, we compared mothers of a single child with intellectual disabilities (single-child group, n = 117) and mothers of children with and without intellectual disabilities (multiple-children group, n = 457), in Japan. Compared to the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Comparative Analysis, Predictor Variables, Disabilities
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Watchman, Karen; Janicki, Matthew P.; Udell, Leslie; Hogan, Mary; Quinn, Sam; Beránková, Anna – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
The International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia covered a range of issues related to dementia and intellectual disability, including the dearth of personal reflections of persons with intellectual disability affected by dementia. This article reflects on this deficiency and explores some of the personal perspectives gleaned from…
Descriptors: Dementia, Intellectual Disability, Conferences (Gatherings), Barriers
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Dew, Angela; Collings, Susan; Dowse, Leanne; Meltzer, Ariella; Smith, Louisa – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
This article reports on the peer support experiences of mothers with a son or daughter with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour. Engagement in parent peer support programs can improve family quality of life and may have multifaceted benefits at the interpersonal, intra-individual self-change and sociopolitical levels. Thirteen…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Peer Relationship, Quality of Life, Mothers
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Ashori, Mohammad; Norouzi, Ghasem; Jalil-Abkenar, Seyyedeh Somayyeh – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
The aim of this research was to examine the effectiveness of positive parenting program (Triple-P) on the mental health of mothers of children with intellectual disability (ID). This study was a quasi-experimental research with pretest, posttest design, and a control group. Thirty-six mothers of students with ID participated in this study and were…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Mental Health, Mothers, Intellectual Disability
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Marshak, Laura E; Lasinsky, Emily E; Williams, Courtney – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
The aim of this qualitative study was to contribute to an understanding of how biological fathers (N = 311) believe having a child with Down syndrome has impacted them personally. Thematic analysis was used to derive meaning from responses to open-ended survey questions. In addition to describing personal impacts, fathers shared how their…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Down Syndrome, Parenting Skills
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How, Bethea; Smidt, Andy; Wilson, Nathan J; Barton, Rebecca; Valentin, Chelsea – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) allows early, accurate diagnosis of Down syndrome that has resulted in increased terminations. This qualitative study involved in-depth interviews of fathers of children with Down syndrome about their views on the availability of NIPT. Thematic network analysis revealed that although fathers appreciated an…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Fathers, Screening Tests, Prenatal Care
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Ellem, Kathy; Chenoweth, Lesley; Edwards, Ruth – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Person-centred planning (PCP) has underpinned disability service provision in many Western countries for the past 30 years. For many people with an intellectual disability, family members are central to this process and are important allies in facilitating positive change. This article presents findings from an evaluation of a family resourcing…
Descriptors: Barriers, Planning, Foreign Countries, Family (Sociological Unit)
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McCausland, Darren; Brennan, Damien; McCallion, Philip; McCarron, Mary – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Most people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) live at home with family, and most carers and care recipients wish to continue this arrangement. However, despite worry about what will happen when carers are unable to continue caring, most families do not plan for the future. The "Future Care Road Map" (FCRM) pilot study sought to…
Descriptors: Caring, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers
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