Friday, November 24, 2017

Frontline Issue 52

WORLDWIDE WEBSITES

In our third www.entanglement, we present a mixed bag of trinkets from a wide array of international sites, many of them from the new world. Limitations of space, and of browsing-time, prevent us from expanding beyond these two pages. Please tell Frontline about your own favourite disability websites, so we can include them in future issues! IASSID www.iassid.org The website of the...

SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND—2002 NATIONAL GAMES

With under a year to go, the 2002 Special Olympics Ireland National Games played an important dual role in the build up to the 2003 World Summer Games. The National Games not only saw the selection of the team that will represent Ireland next year, but also acted as a test run for many areas in use for the...

BILD CODE OF PRACTICE FOR TRAINERS IN THE USE OF PHYSICAL INTERVENTIONS

This short handbook of 41 pages is a code of practice produced by the British Institute of Learning Disability in response to an identified need to establish consistency of training in the use of physical intervention for people with learning disabilities, autism and pupils with special education needs. For the reader experienced in challenging behaviour, the code is easy...

HEALTH OF WOMEN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

This book is essential reading for professionals in the field, and for anyone wishing to inform himself or herself about this important area. It is more of a fire alarm piercing the subdued night air than a wake-up call to highlight the importance of a proactive approach to health care across the life span of women with intellectual disabilities....

OF MICE AND ALIENS

This short book tells the story of Ben and his encounter with an alien culture. Zeke is the alien from Celestis 4, who is surveying the earth. The story tells of Ben's encounter with Zeke and the adventures they have in getting to know each other. Zeke accompanies Ben to school and, although he understands English, he has a...

HELLO, THIS IS ME

Respite care is one of a variety of supports offered to parents of children with intellectual disability. It is widely seen as an important form of family support, with the potential to enhance caregivers coping resources (Rimmermann 1989). Although respite care may be provided by a host family, this book deals with the provision of respite in a community-house...

OLD HABITS DIE HARD—A CONSIDERATION OF FUNDING IN TIMES OF PROSPERITY

If ever there was a chance to eliminate the grosser forms of discrimination in the field of mental disability, it would have been in the last five years. For some time people had been aware of the puzzling contrasts between well appointed homes for people with intellectual disability and the conditions tolerated in the institutions provided for individuals with...

A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS: PROJECT AND EXHIBITION

‘A Few of Our Favourite Things…’ is an exhibition organised in collaboration with the Choices Department, St John of God Carmona Services, Sunbeam House Services and Work Options, St. Michael’s House. On display in The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, is work by a group of adult service users of the three agencies, who visited the Museum on...

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

Just when I thought I had been there, done that, bought the teeshirt and tie-dyed it … I became a grandmother. The millennium brought me Jennifer Jane, firstborn to my son Tim Carey and his wife Sinéad. From the beginning, she gazed upon her world with recognition, pleased by what she saw. She seems to have ‘an old soul’, knowing...

REVIEW OF RESPITE CARE SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Introduction Respite care has been defined as a family support that provides temporary relief from the rigorous physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member with a disability (Botucks and Winsberg 1991). Caring for an individual with a disability in the family has a major impact on family life, affecting it in all physical, social and emotional...