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This is a very comprehensive overview of issues in supporting people with intellectual disabilities written at a graduate school level. Here is a description taken from the publisher's website:

"The lives of people with intellectual disabilities is undergoing considerable change at the turn of the 21st century. There are dramatic developments in prevention, treatment and service provision. This book brings together health and social issues related to areas of mental health, aging and life span, biological and behavioral issues, challenging behavior and offending, communication and social issues, empowerment, rights and ethics, families and parents, quality of life and spirituality, and finally policy, populations and service systems."

The book's 67 chapters are generally very short and written by authors who are experts in the field. They are organized under the following section headings:

Mental Health (8 chapters)

Aging and Lifespan (8 chapters)

Biological and Biobehavioral Issues (5 chapters)

Challenging Behavior and Offending (5 chapters)

Communication and Social Issues (6 chapters)

Empowerment, Rights and Ethics (6 chapters)

Families and Parents (6 chapters)

Quality of Life and Spirituality (12 chapters)

Policy, Populations and Service Systems (11 chapters)

Information taken from the publishers website: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=12499
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