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Services for people with intellectual disability of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Carlson, G., van Kooten Prasad, M.,

Academic Literature

2001

This study focuses on services for people with intellectual

disability and high support needs from culturally and linguistically

diverse backgrounds living in a suburban region of

south-east Queensland.

Data in this study were collated through group

interviews and individual interviews with disability workers, ethnic community

workers and family carers of people with intellectual disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Five issues emerged from the data. These were classified

as isolation, cultural differences, linguistic differences,

inter-sectoral links and access. Participants identified a range

of personal and organisational strategies that they had successfully

utilised in relation to each of these issues. The creation

of linkages between the disability and ethnic community

services sectors would help to address this significant service development

need and to achieve access and equity for this group

of people with disability.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability

Location : International

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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