People with intellectual disabilities moving into adulthood
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People with intellectual disabilities moving into adulthood

Gerard Crotty Registered intellectual disability nurse, Daughters of Charity, St Vincent’s Centre, Lisnagry, Limerick, Ireland

Gerard Crotty finds that family care, service provision and policies all have a part to play in the transition of young people with intellectual disabilities into the adult world

People with an intellectual disability who aspire to further education, and who seek employment on their transition to adulthood, need access to a range of supports, for independence, personal and educational development, and collaborative transitioning. This article discusses the importance of family care, service provision, employment, influential past policies and future strategic developments within an Irish context, and how collaboration between all key stakeholders is essential for effective transitioning for people with an intellectual disability.

Learning Disability Practice. 19, 5,32-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp.19.5.32.s20

Correspondence

g.crotty@yahoo.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Received: 08 December 2015

Accepted: 24 February 2016