Family Carers’ perspectives on post-school transition of young people with intellectual disabilities with special reference to ethnicity

Date

2012

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1365-2788

Volume Title

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

School leavers with intellectual disabilities (ID) often face difficulties in making a smooth transition from school to college, employment or more broadly to adult life. The transition phase is traumatic for the young person with ID and their families as it often results in the loss of friendships, relationships and social networks. The aim of this study was to explore the family carer views and experiences on transition from school to college or to adult life with specialreference to ethnicity. Forty-three families (consisting of 16 White British, 24 Pakistani, 2 Bangladeshi and one Black African) were interviewed twice using a semi-structured interview schedule. The carers were interviewed twice, Time 1 (T1) and Time 2 (T2),T2 being a year later to observe any changes during transition.

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Keywords

Transition, children, culture, ethnicity, ethnicity, family carers, interdependence, religion, socio-economic status

Citation

Raghavan, R., Pawson, N., and Small, N. (In Press) Family Carers' perspectives on post-school transition of young people with intellectual disabilities with special reference to ethnicity. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

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Research Institute

Mary Seacole Research Centre