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Residential satisfaction of persons with an intellectual disability living in an institution or in the community

Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities

Author: Barlow, J. A., Kirby, N. H.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991


Thirty-one adults with intellectual disability who worked at a sheltered workshop were interviewed about their satisfaction with their residences, social lives, leisure, work and finances. The responses of those who lived in a large residential institution were compared with those who had moved from it into independent community accommodation. Social isolation was an important issue for individuals in both groups. The need for assistance in budgeting was expressed by those in the community.

Further Details

Pages: 7-23
Volume: 17
Accession Number: August, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 28/08/2013
Keywords: cognitiveyoung adultshousingEmotional
Reads: 144