Intellectual Disability

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  • Bigby, C & Know, M (2009) “I Want to See the Queen” Experiences of Service Use by Ageing People with an Intellectual Disability Australian Social Work. Routledge. Taylor and Francis Group
  • Bigby, C; Bowers, B & Webber, C (2011) “Planning and decision making about the future care of older group home residents and transition to residential aged care” The Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Blackwell publishing
  • Bowers, B; Nolet, K & Webber, R (2014) “Supporting Older People with an Intellectual Disability to Age at Home: A Manual for Support Staff and Carers” Queensland, Australia
  • Buys, L; Aird, R & Miller, E (2012) “Service providers’ perceptions of active ageing among older adults with lifelong intellectual disabilities.” Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Buys, L; Boultol-Lewis, G; Tedman-Jones, J; Edwards, H; Knox, M; Bigby, C (2008) “Issues of Active Ageing: Perceptions of older people with lifelong intellectual disabilities” Australasian Journal on Ageing Wiley Online LibraryGlass, E & Mackinlay, E (2008) “The Particular Needs of Older People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Carers: A perspective from the experience of L’Arche” Ageing, Disability and Spirituality. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. London and Philadelphia