Disability (Intellectual)

Department/Agency

Health Research Board

Key information

Persons with an intellectual disability classified by age, sex and area (HSE area or Local Health Office); service provision classified by degree of intellectual disability, age, and area; the residential status of people availing of day services, by degree of intellectual disability and age group; overall provision of multidisciplinary support services by age and access to early intervention teams (EIT); details of new places required to meet need, and patterns of movement from existing services to future services.

Source

The National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD), which is populated with information primarily provided to the Health Service Executive (HSE) by service providers, HSE personnel and school principals.

Scope

All people registered on the National Intellectual Disability Database. As registration on the database is voluntary, it may not cover all persons with an intellectual disability.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

December of reference year

Start date

1999

Timeliness

Varying up to 7 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Age
    Less Than 5 years; 5-9; 10-14 20-34; 35-54; 55+ years. Other age ranges are also used.
  • Disability level (intellectual)
    Mild; Moderate; Severe; Profound; Not verified.
  • HSE area
    Dublin/North-East; Dublin/Mid-Leinster; South; West; Out of State.
  • Living accommodation and arrangements
    Home setting (At home with both parents; At home with one parent; At home with sibling; At home with other relative; Living with non-relative; Adoption; Foster care and boarding-out arrangements); Independent setting (Living independently; Living semi-independently); Community group homes (5-day community group home; 7-day, 48-week, community group home; 7-day, 52-week, community group home); Residential centres (5-day residential centre; 7-day, 48-week, residential centre; 7-day, 52-week, residential centre); Other full-time services (Nursing home; Mental health community residence; Psychiatric hospital; Intensive placement (challenging behaviour); Intensive placement (profound or multiple handicap); Occupying a residential support place; Other full-time residential service); No fixed abode; Insufficient information.
  • Support services (multidisciplinary)
    Medical services; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational therapy; Physiotherapy; Psychiatry; Psychology; Social work; Speech and language therapy; Other.
  • Residential service provision
    5-day community group home; 7-day, 48-week, community group home; 7-day, 52-week, community group home; 5-day residential centre; 7-day, 48-week, residential centre; 7-day, 52-week, residential centre; Nursing home; Mental health community residence; Psychiatric hospital; Intensive placement (challenging behaviour); Intensive placement (profound or multiple disability); Other fulltime residential place; Occupying a residential support place; Holiday residential placement; Crisis or planned respite; Occasional respite with host family; Overnight respite in the home; Shared care or guardianship; Regular part-time care (2-3 days per week); Regular part-time care (every weekend); Regular part-time care (alternate weeks); Other residential service; Foster care and boarding-out arrangements; Living semi-independently; Living independently.
  • Day service provision
    Home support; Home help; Early intervention team; Mainstream pre-school; Special pre-school; Child education and development centre; Mainstream school; Resource/visiting teacher; Special class - primary; Special class - secondary; Special school; Rehabilitative training; Activation centre; Programme for the older person; High-support day service; Intensive day service; Sheltered work; Sheltered employment; Multidisciplinary support services; Centre-based day respite programme; Day respite in a home; Other day service; Enclave within open employment; Supported employment; Open employment; Vocational training; Generic day services: Outreach services; Third level education.

Theme

People and Society - Health

Page Created

2009-07-16

Page Modified

2015-07-30

Keywords

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