Research Article

Rehabilitation of the disabled adolescent: experience with a local authority assessment centre.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: (Published 24 August 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:521
  1. P Newton,
  2. D R Swinson,
  3. K Bruce


    School leavers and young adults who are severely physically disabled pose particular problems for habilitation and rehabilitation. A local authority unit, the Fourways Assessment Centre, has been providing a comprehensive service to this group of people for the past 10 years. Rather than operating as an independent self contained unit it has been closely integrated with the local authority social services and educational services.