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dc.contributor.authorKosmopoulos, John
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-02T19:15:11Z
dc.date.available2012-04-02T19:15:11Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3952
dc.description.abstractThe deinstitutionalization of individuals with developmental disabilities to community-based residential services is a pervasive international trend. Although controversial, the remaining three institutions in Ontario were closed in March of 2009. Since these closures, there has been limited research on the effects of deinstitutionalization. The following retrospective study evaluated family perceptions of the impact of deinstitutionalization on the quality of life of fifty-five former residents one year post-closure utilizing a survey design and conceptual quality of life framework. The methods used to analyze the survey results included descriptive statistical analyses and thematic analyses. Overall, the results suggest that most family members are satisfied with community placement and supports, and report an improved quality of life for their family member with a developmental disability. These findings were consistent with previously published studies demonstrating the short-term and long-term benefits of community living for most individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.en_US
dc.subjectDevelopmentally disabled -- Family relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmentally disabled -- Family relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectDeinstitutionalization -- Ontarioen_US
dc.titleFamily attitudes toward the deinstitutionalization of individuals with developmental disabilities in Ontario : a quality of life analysisen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Disability Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Applied Disability Studiesen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-08T01:35:17Z


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