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Title: Successful experience of people with Down syndrome
Authors: Li, EPY
Liu, YM
Lok, NCY
Lee, VWK
Keywords: Down syndrome
Hong Kong
Intellectual disabilities
Social integration
Successful experience
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of intellectual disabilities, 2006, v. 10, no. 2, p. 143-154 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of intellectual disabilities 
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the successful experiences of people with Down syndrome to provide insights into the potential of people with intellectual disabilities. A qualitative approach was adopted, and 10 recipients of the Stevie Award for Outstanding Persons with Down syndrome were interviewed. Interviews with the participants' parents and other significant persons were also conducted. Content analysis and constant comparative method were adopted for data analysis. All 10 participants achieved in life when they demonstrated the motivation and perseverance to try new things and active involvement in extra-curricular activities and volunteer service. Role modeling and support from parents and teachers helped participants to develop talents in sports and arts. Effective family support and ongoing collaboration among family, school and community facilities are vital in enabling people with intellectual disabilities to develop their potential for a life of quality.
ISSN: 1744-6295
EISSN: 1744-6309
DOI: 10.1177/1744629506064010
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