Understanding Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults - Routledge Advances in Disability Studies (Hardback)
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Understanding Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults - Routledge Advances in Disability Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 18/07/2019
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This book explores what happens to people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) when they reach adulthood. It provides an examination of various terms and definitions in use and a critical exploration of current UK policies.

The author brings a wealth of many years' experience as a family carer, independent consultant and trainer to demonstrate the significant changes that a person-centred, specialised therapeutic and incremental approach can make to an individual's life. Advances in medical science mean more than ever, people with (PIMD) are growing into adulthood. What is this experience like for an adult who needs support in all aspects of their life? How do we include them in planning support when their intellectual disability means they cannot tell us first hand, what they want or need? Too often this group are overlooked or considered as an afterthought in policy and planning. Notions of independence, employment and mainstream inclusion are all problematic policy ideas for this group of people. Within one-size-fits-all service planning this focus means there is less capacity to meet their life-long specialist, complex and individualised needs.

Understanding Profound and Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities in Adults is essential reading for anyone who is involved in the lives of adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, whether as a researcher, student, carer or policy-maker.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780367029623
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

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