Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
The main strength of the book and the way it works best is by the study and discussion questions it poses at the end of each case study - they are very useful as a mean of helping staff be responsible for individual programmes.
Issues in Social Work Education
Using case studies over an extended period of eleven years makes each chapter vivid and retains the reader's interest. It is well written, well presented and because of the longitudinal approach in its case studies is especially interesting and informative. It also combines theory, conceptual discussion, practice issues and pragmatic advice well.
[This book] uses an extensive range of case studies to examine 1980s day services from the standpoint of people with learning difficulties and their families. The material captures a depressing, but telling snapshot of lives devoid of social contact outside the family or day centre, and of a shocking lack of opportunities for appropriate and meaningful activities.