Working things out together: A collaborative approach to supporting parents with intellectual disabilities

Author: Spencer, M. and G. Llewellyn
Year: 2007
Reference Type: Book Section
Editor: C. Bigby, C. Fyffe and E. Ozanne
Journal/Book Title: Planning and support for people with intellectual disabilities: issues for case managers and other professionals
City: London
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Press
Abstract: In this chapter, we attempt to answer the question of how to support parents with intellectual disabilities through good case management practice. The chapter begins by defining parents with intellectual disabilities and exploring some of the common problems they encounter. The second part of the chapter outlines the principles underlying a collaborative case management approach. The chapter then describes how a collaborative case management approach can be applied with parents with intellectual disabilites. This is illustrated with reflections on a case management relationship between the first author and a young single Australian women with an intellectual disability during her first year as a mother.

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