This paper sets out to examine the community activities and social networks of people with developmental disabilities living in the community. Data were obtained from the first phase of a longitudinal evaluation of a policy initiative in the province of Wales, aimed at improving the lifestyles of people with developmental disabilities. The results show that people were engaged in a wide range of community activities but that opportunities for wider interactions with nondisabled people were restricted. In addition, the presence of non-disabled people in the friendship networks of people with developmental disabilities was also limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-218
Number of pages12
JournalAustralia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • developmental disabilties, Wales, community activities

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