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Deinstitutionalization and community inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Ontario : a case analysis

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dc.contributor.author Ebrahimi, Mana
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-08T17:46:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-08T17:46:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3163
dc.description.abstract In the last few decades, there have been significant changes in the way people with intellectual disabilities (ID) live in many countries around the world. Large isolated institutions have been replaced by community-based housing. This study examined the deinstitutionalization process in Ontario and it's effects on the lives of three individuals with ID. A case analysis approach was used allowing for in depth evaluation of the quality of life of these participants following their discharge with a focus on family involvement, community engagement, and choice making. A discrepancy analysis between the Essential Elements Plan (EEP), constructed when they were entering the community placement, and the current living arrangements was also done. The results of this study suggested that with community living comes improvements in family interactions, community engagement, and decision-making. However, these improvements were found to be minimal. Also, little discrepancy was found between the EEPs and their actual placements. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject People with mental disabilities -- Deinstitutionalization en_US
dc.subject People with mental disabilities -- Housing en_US
dc.subject Group homes for people with mental disabilities -- Standards -- Ontario en_US
dc.title Deinstitutionalization and community inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Ontario : a case analysis en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Disability Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Applied Disability Studies en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Social Sciences en_US


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