Most people with intellectual disabilities live at home with their families. Valuing parents' views and their knowledge of their children is crucial to the effective provision of health care. A number of articles are being prepared for this section. Please let us know if there are new topics that you would like us to include.
- Overview of Learning Disability in Children
- People with intellectual disabilities and their parents are at risk of being undervalued and stigmatized.
- Children Should Be Seen and Heard: A Young Carer's Personal View
- In 2002 I heard 'Laura' give her first presentation at a local authority event. It was an important milestone for Laura - a teenager. Her presentation was so moving that I invited her to share it with a wider audience. Her only request was that her name should not feature. The following is the script from which Laura read.
- Family Issues
- Research has now moved away from looking at family dysfunction and increasingly recognizes the successful, resourceful ways in which families adapt and provide care.
- Ophir: A Mother's Story
- Teaching her how to adapt to the world is on going. Life gets more complex and it all needs explaining. But now I have less fear and more trust. I am trying to find that balance to help her develop herself but not lose herself. Not an easy job for any parent!
- Parents' Views
- Parents views on disability and discrimination.
- Parents' Perspectives As Their Child Approaches Adulthood
- Young adults of whatever ability want to feel more independent in the way they live their lives, whether this is in education, employment or another activity.
- Siblings views of disability.
- Parents with Intellectual [Learning] Disabilities
- Parents with an intellectual disability continue to face a high risk of losing their children. However, there is evidence that innovative schemes and appropriate support can enable them to care for their children.