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Publication date: 15 July 2011

Eric Emerson, Chris Hatton, Richard Hastings, David Felce, Andrew McCulloch and Paul Swift

The purpose of this paper is to summarise what is known about the health of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to summarise what is known about the health of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Design/methodology/approach

The paper aims to update the unpublished review and scoping paper undertaken by Swift for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities; provide a conceptual framework for understanding the key determinants of the poorer health outcomes experienced by people with ASD; undertake a brief option appraisal of existing sources of data that may be of value in addressing the mortality and morbidity of people with ASD; and establish future research possibilities.

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The limited literature suggests higher rates of mortality and morbidity among people with ASD.

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A simple conceptual framework for understanding the key determinants of poorer health of people with ASD is proposed. Options for studying the mortality and morbidity in ASD using existing data sources are also appraised and recommendations are made for future research in the area.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

Paul Swift

The article reports on research on the variable take‐up of direct payments. Direct payments offer huge potential for people with learning disabilities, but implementation…

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The article reports on research on the variable take‐up of direct payments. Direct payments offer huge potential for people with learning disabilities, but implementation has been patchy. Care managers are crucial to getting more people on to direct payments, but many feel ill‐equipped to help people take advantage of direct payments, and also doubt their usefulness, either to their clients or to the development of services. Creative solutions, such as an active peer‐support group and using circles of support or trusts, coupled with user‐friendly systems backed up with training and managerial support, can result in greater take‐up and more success stories.

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Housing, Care and Support, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-8790

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

Paul Kingston

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Publication date: 18 September 2007

Nicholas Alexander, Mark Rhodes and Hayley Myers

This paper aims to consider factors that determine the direction of international market selection. It does this with specific reference to service companies operating in…

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This paper aims to consider factors that determine the direction of international market selection. It does this with specific reference to service companies operating in the retail sector.

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The paper draws on general, services and retail specific literature and considers the debate surrounding market selection issue. Hypotheses are formulated and econometrically tested using an extensive database of retailers' international activity within Western European markets.

Findings

The results show that previously identified determinants of market selection are valid. However, the results clearly indicate that some factors are more important than the literature has suggested and that the selection of markets is determined in great part by relatively few but crucially important factors.

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The paper shows that language and hence, by implication, culture plays a fundamental role in determining direction of expansion. This has important implications for the way psychic distance is understood and service company response to psychic distance.

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Journal of Services Marketing, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0887-6045

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

Phil Madden

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Publication date: 1 February 1971

V.A. WINN

The Sociology of Education Abstracts project, funded by OSTI (Office for Scientific and Technical Information of the Department of Education and Science), is a three‐year…

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The Sociology of Education Abstracts project, funded by OSTI (Office for Scientific and Technical Information of the Department of Education and Science), is a three‐year project, now, after eighteen months, entering its second phase. The first phase has been concerned with (a) an analysis of SEA practice with regard to selection and abstracting, (b) consultation with specialists over questions relating to the dissemination of information in the sociology of education, and (c) experimentation with selected methods of subject indexing.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 23 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 11 January 2013

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Publication date: 12 October 2015

Les Kirkup

A review of the first year physics laboratory program in 1991 at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) revealed that student laboratory experiences did not: resemble…

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A review of the first year physics laboratory program in 1991 at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) revealed that student laboratory experiences did not: resemble the practice of physicists; give a realistic picture of the contribution of physics to everyday life, or; enhance students’ capabilities of broad value, such as their communication skills. Physics academics at UTS committed themselves to reforming students’ laboratory experiences with inquiry-oriented learning as a center-piece of the reform. This chapter explores the drivers that led to the reconceptualization of the role of the laboratory in the undergraduate curriculum and the strategies and processes we adopted over more than 20 years to embed inquiry-oriented activities into first year physics laboratory programs.

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Inquiry-Based Learning for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (Stem) Programs: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78441-850-2

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

Gary Lashko

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Housing, Care and Support, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-8790

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Publication date: 6 July 2012

Peter McGill

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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