It is well recognized in the literature that parents with intellectual disability require support and social services.
There is growing interest in these services being responsive to parent-identified concerns, particularly as it has been suggested that parents'concerns may differ from those reported by service workers, family members, or friends.
In the Australian study reported here, the views of parents with intellectual disability, their significant others and service workers were sought on parents'service needs on 20 items incorporating child care, social and community living, and domestic skills.
There were significant differences in the perceptions of the parents, workers, and significant others on the help parents needed.
Several gaps in services were also identified.
From the parents'perspective, their greatest unmet needs were in the community participation area, specifically with help to explore work options, to know what community services are available and how to access these, and to meet people and make friends.
Mots-clés Pascal : Déficience intellectuelle, Besoin, Service santé, Parent, Australie, Océanie, Homme, Trouble développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intellectual deficiency, Need, Health service, Parent, Australia, Oceania, Human, Developmental disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0350731
Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 27/11/1998.