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Introduction: exploring a good life

Kelley Johnson, Jan Walmsley and Marie Wolfe

in People with intellectual disabilities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9781847420695
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302940 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420695.003.0001
Introduction: exploring a good life

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This chapter introduces people with intellectual disabilities and the concept of ‘a good life’, which is the central theme of this book. The first section details the experiences of the authors in beginning the book, and includes a table on the statistics and lives of people in England who have intellectual disabilities. It lists the different questions that have guided the discussions, and identifies the people who may find this book useful. The last two sections focus on the terms used in the book and provides a summary of the next ten chapters.

Keywords: intellectual disabilities; a good life; experiences; statistics; possible readers; terminology

Chapter.  5339 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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