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Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

Smith, R. B., Morgan, M., Davidson, J.,

Academic Literature

2005

This study examined whether daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability was consistent with Nirje's normalisation principle.Ratings of the daily choice availability of 59 people with intellectual disability in group homes and 198 individuals without intellectual disability in family homes were obtained. Level of disability, rather than age, affected choice availability of adult participants. Choice availability was significantly lower for adults with more severe intellectual disability, but no significant difference was found between adults with milder disability and those without intellectual disability. The normalisation principle was met for adults with milder intellectual disability, but not for adults with more severe disability.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Health and wellbeing

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