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Parents with Intellectual Disabilities

Past, Present and Futures



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The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter Presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study Offers a human rights approach to disability and family life Informed by the newly adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) Provides comprehensive research-based knowledge from leading figures in the field of intellectual disability

Author Biography

Gwynnyth Llewellyn is Professor and Dean of the Faculty ofHealth Sciences, University of Sydney, and Director of theAustralian Family and Disability Studies Research Collaboration.Professor Llewellyn's work led to the world's first nationalstrategy to support parents with learning difficulties and promotea healthy start to life for their young children. Rannveig Traustadottir is Professor and Director ofthe Centre for Disability Studies in the School of Social Sciences,University of Iceland. She has been one of the leaders indeveloping Disability Studies as a scholarly field in the Nordiccountries and is the former president of The Nordic Network onDisability Research. David McConnell is Professor in the Faculty ofRehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. Professor McConnellhas been conducting research in the field of parents and parentingwith intellectual disabilities in Australia for over 15 years. Heis now expanding his research program in Canada. Hanna Bjorg Sigurjonsdottir is anAssistant Professor at the University of Iceland. She has conductedcollaborative research with parents with intellectual disabilitiesfor 15 years. Together with Rannveig Traustadttir she has publishedContested Families: Parents with Intellectual Disabilities andTheir Children (1998) and Invisible Families: Mothers withIntellectual Disabilities and Their Children (2001).
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Edited by David McConnell Edited by Gwynnyth Llewellyn Edited by Hanna Bjorg Sigurjonsdott Edited by Rannveig Traustadottir Foreword by Steven Taylor
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United States
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