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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2003): Mental Health Services - Overseas

RESIDENTIAL AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES FOR ADULTS WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY IN QUEENSLAND 1960-2001

L. Young

International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol. 50, 2003, p. 93-106

Paper describes changes in lifestyle for adults with learning difficulties as a result of a move from institutional to community residential service provision Community living is described with research evidence validating the advantages of this type of provision for people with learning difficulties. A case study of one person following deinstitutionalisation describes the benefits of this new model of residential accommodation.

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