Self advocates have the last say on friendship

McVilly, Keith, Stancliffe, Roger J., Parmenter, Trevor and Burton-Smith, Rosanne M. 2006, Self advocates have the last say on friendship, Disability and society, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 693-708, doi: 10.1080/09687590600995287.

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Title Self advocates have the last say on friendship
Author(s) McVilly, Keith
Stancliffe, Roger J.
Parmenter, Trevor
Burton-Smith, Rosanne M.
Journal name Disability and society
Volume number 21
Issue number 7
Start page 693
End page 708
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 0968-7599
Summary This study reports the friendship experiences and aspirations of adults with intellectual disabilities. The findings of a larger study were reviewed by an expert group of self‐advocates with intellectual disability. The expert group confirmed some of the interpretation of the original data and expanded on issues. Friendship is established as an issue of concern among adults with intellectual disability. Consequently, policy‐makers and service providers need to be intentional about providing support for friendships. Participants asserted a positive self‐identity of being a person with intellectual disability and how this could be a basis for friendship. Also, people with intellectual disability demonstrated how they should be considered experts in their own life experience and how they can be effectively included in the formulation, implementation, analysis and review of research.†In memory of our dear friend Allison J. Dewing‐Moore, died 3 November 2005.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09687590600995287
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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