Chapter 5. Understanding Community in the Lives of Parents with Intellectual Disabilities

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader2,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president3,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president4 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant3
  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader2 and
  2. Marie Gustavsson doctoral studies1

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch5

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

Llewellyn, G. and Gustavsson, M. (2010) Understanding Community in the Lives of Parents with Intellectual Disabilities, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Iceland

  3. 4

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Linköping University, Sweden

  2. 2

    University of Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • understanding community in lives of parents with intellectual disabilities;
  • parents, as part of families, social networks, neighborhoods and communities;
  • thinking about parents with intellectual disabilities - as active contributors to communities;
  • people with intellectual disabilities - being part of the community;
  • promoting participation of people with intellectual disabilities in community;
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF);
  • activity settings, thought of as architecture of everyday life;
  • interviews and informal observations;
  • understanding social and community context - in lives of parents they serve

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Study

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Principles for Practice

  • References