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dc.contributor.authorCallus, Anne-Marie-
dc.contributor.authorBonello, Isabel-
dc.contributor.authorMifsud, Charmaine-
dc.contributor.authorFenech, Rosanne-
dc.identifier.citationCallus, A. M., Bonello, I., Mifsud, C., & Fenech, R. (2019). Overprotection in the lives of people with intellectual disability in Malta: knowing what is control and what is enabling support. Disability & Society, 34(3), 345-367.en_GB
dc.description.abstractA study of overprotection in the lives of persons with intellectual disability in Malta was carried out on the principles of inclusive research. Focus groups were held with people with intellectual disability, parents of people with intellectual disability, and those working with persons with intellectual disability. Overprotection is a disabling barrier. Its effects were identified in employment, leisure time, intimate relationships, and the use of public transport, money, and mobile phones. People with intellectual disabil- ity who experience overprotection live very structured lives. They cannot develop their skills, abilities, and potential. Furthermore, they cannot live their life on their own terms, but on terms determined by others. This creates a sustained dependence on others, especially the family. It is important that a balance is achieved between protection and enabling support. Persons with intellectual disability should be given the support they need to express their wishes and act on them.en_GB
dc.subjectChildren with mental disabilities -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectChildren with mental disabilities -- Family relationshipsen_GB
dc.subjectPeople with mental disabilities -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectPeople with mental disabilities -- Family relationshipsen_GB
dc.subjectParental overprotection -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleOverprotection in the lives of people with intellectual disability in Malta : knowing what is control and what is enabling supporten_GB
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dc.publication.titleDisability & Societyen_GB
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