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Active Support: Enabling and Empowering Peoplewith Intellectual Disabilities; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Engagement in Meaningful Activity andRelationships; 3 The Enabling Relationship; 4 Organising Staff Support; 5 Practice Leadership; 6 The Organisational Context; 7 Integrating Active Support with OtherPerson-Centred Approaches; 8 Conclusion; Appendix 1: Summary of the levels of engagementreported in available studies and additional analysisof available data, with Adaptive Behaviour ScalePart 1 (ABS) score where available.
Appendix 2: Summary of data on engagement and supportfrom staff following implementation of active supportReferences; Subject Index; Author Index; Blank Page.
Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of Active Support and how it can be used in practice, based on the theory and research underpinning the methods involved. They describe how to engage people with intellectual disabilities in meaningful ac.
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