Highlighting examples of positive, evidence based practice throughout, this book explores working with people with learning disabilities at all life stages. With contributions from people with learning disabilities and their families, its person-centred approach illustrates how policy can be translated into practice with life-changing consequences.
VAL WILLIAMS is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, UK. She has extensive experience of working in partnership with people with learning disabilities and their organisations, and also of collaboration and support for parents of people with learning disabilities.
Introduction and Overview.- People with Learning Disabilities.- Taking a Human Rights Approach to Health.- Inclusion in Education.- Partnership with Families.- Identity, Relationships, Sexuality and Parenting.- Person-centred Planning for Life.- Making Decisions about where to Live.- Getting Good Support to be in Control.- Citizenship and Inclusion in Communities.- Promises, Practices and Real Lives.- References.- Index.