Transitions and people with intellectual disabilities.

Rachel Forrester-Jones, Peter McGill, J. Gwillim

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Aim: The Commission for Social Care Inspection () drew atten-
tion to the ‘nightmare’ of moving from children’s to adults’ services
for both young people with complex needs and their families. This
project aims to map the experiences of young people during transition
in relation to the kinds of support they wanted, what they received,
the problems they encountered and their future aspirations. We also
explore how their carers perceive transitional support provided.

Method: We have developed a semi-structured instrument based on
the Life History Calendar (Caspi and Moffitt ) to collect retro-
spective event-history data of both the positive and negative experi-
ences of individuals (n = ) and their carers (n = ) as they have
gone through the transition process as well as a quantitative satisfac-
tion scale to allow young people and their carers to rate their experi-
ences of transition.

Results: Our pilot has so far indicated that
individuals and their carers are provided with little information about
what is on offer to them during the transitional process. Rather, it is
those who ‘ask or shout the loudest’ who are able to benefit from
transitional provision.

Conclusions: We will discuss conclusions of
the main study and recommendations during the presentation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-689
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2008
EventIASSID World Congress, 2008 -
Duration: 20 Jul 2008 → …


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