ERIC Number: ED197559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Parents' Perceptions of Community-based Services.
Suelzle, Marijean; Keenan, Vincent
The study examined community based services for developmentally disabled children and their families. A mail survey questionnaire was completed by 66 parents whose children, ages 3 to 21, were attending special schools in a Midwestern suburb. The findings reported are concerned with parents': (1) utilization of primary and professional resources as confidants and consultants, (2) knowledge about services, (3) involvement in service networks, (4) satisfaction with providers, (5) identification of available and needed personal resources, (6) identification of the adequacy of community resources, (7) involvement in the political and administrative processes of service networks, and (8) attitudes toward normalization. The statistical analysis of each question is given. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Center for Urban Affairs.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy on Mental Retardation (15th, Denver, CO, May 1978).