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Community and cluster centre residential services for adults with intellectual disability: long-term results from an Australian-matched sample

Young, L,

Academic Literature

2006

This paper reports on the relocation of a matched group of 30 pairs of adults with moderate and severe IDs and challenging behaviour who were relocated from an institution into either dispersed housing in the community or cluster centres but under the same residential service philosophy. Adaptive and maladaptive behaviour, choice-making and objective life quality were assessed prior to leaving the institution and then after 12 and 24 months of living in the new residential model.

Adaptive behaviour, choice-making and life quality increased for both groups and there was no change in level of maladaptive behaviour compared with levels exhibited in the institution. However, there were some significant differences between the community and cluster centre group as the community group increased some adaptive skills, choice-making and objective life quality to a greater extent than the cluster centre group.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Housing and the built environment

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